Self-Guided Tours

Visitors may take a self-guided tour of the museum during normal operating hours.

  • Masks are highly encouraged inside the museum and when unable to maintain a 6-foot distance from other guests

  • All tours are self-guided during this time unless a guided tour is scheduled in advance

  • Please wash/sanitize your hands upon entering

  • Maintain a 6-foot distance from other guests and staff throughout the museum

The Shaker Historical Society cannot guarantee that any visitor will not contract COVID-19 while on SHS premises. By visiting SHS, all visitors voluntarily assume all risks related to COVID-19 exposure and accept and agree to abide by these guidelines and all other signage posted on SHS premises.

If you are interested in learning about Shaker Heights at your convenience, please download one of our driving or bike tours:

We also offer self-guided tours of Warrensville West Cemetery as part of our collaboration with the City of Shaker Heights and the Shaker Heights Public Library Local History Department to preserve the second-oldest cemetery in Cuyahoga County. You can learn more about this collaboration here.

Guided Tours

To schedule in-person or virtual group tours for 4-15 people, please contact or complete our Group Tour Request Form. Group tours must be requested at least 3 weeks in advance. Masks may be required for group tours depending on COVID-19 developments and museum guidelines.

We also offer guided bike tours during the summer through our Bike Shaker program. To learn more about these tours and to register, please visit our Bike Shaker page.