For more information about our Ohio History Connection-approved reopening plan and guidelines, please visit our COVID-19 information page. Masks are required for the safety of our staff and other visitors.
The tour is self-guided, but staff or volunteers are always at hand to answer questions as you go at your own pace. Guided and group tours are suspended until further notice, and maximum visitor capacity at one time has been limited to 5 individuals or 10 people in family groups. All terms are subject to change, so feel free to call us or email email@example.com in advance of your visit.
Non-flash photography is permitted in the museum. Tag @shakerhistory in your photos!
Wednesday-Friday: 11am - 5pm (11am - 12pm reserved for vulnerable and high-risk visitors)
Saturday: 12 - 5pm (12 - 1pm reserved for vulnerable and high-risk visitors)
The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, and all federal holidays.
Group tours are suspended until further notice. The first floor of the museum is accessible by ADA ramp. Learn more about the museum's accessibility.
General admission is FREE with a suggested donation of $5 per person.
Members of the Shaker Historical Society and Ohio History Connection are always free and receive a 10% discount in the Spirit Tree Gift Shop.
Group tours are subject to additional fees.
We ask that you consider using credit and debit cards or contact-free payment through PayPal, but we will continue to accept cash. Ohio Historical Society members and Shaker Historical Society members enjoy free admission to tour the museum, art gallery, or visit the library by appointment. Learn more about becoming an SHS member or OHC member.
Special programs may require an entrance fee for members as well.
We are proud to be a new member of Museums for All, a nation-wide program to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. Those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits will receive free admission for up to 4 individuals with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and ID. Reduced program fees may also apply to select programs and events.
The National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families have decided to cancel the summer 2020 free admission program. The Shaker Historical Society is proud to be a Blue Star Museum and we look forward to welcoming active military members and their families in 2021!
Pedestrians may reach us from Cleveland by the Shaker Rapid (now RTA) green line to Lee Road. From there it is a short walk north toward the Shaker gates and then right along either Shaker Blvd. (to our pedestrian entrance) or to South Park Blvd. then right. Our property goes between Shaker Blvd. and South Park Blvd.
Parking is available in the lot behind the museum. Cyclists may park their bikes at racks near the main entrance. Drivers may park facing the garage. A designated handicapped parking space is located near the ADA ramp and entrance. If the lot is full, visitors may park on the north side of South Park Blvd (opposite the museum).
Spirit Tree Gift Shop
The Shaker Historical Society operates a small gift shop with a variety of gifts related to the museum, Shakers, and Shaker Heights, including items made by local artisans. Members of the Shaker Historical Society and Ohio History Connection receive a 10% discount in the Spirit Tree gift shop. We ask that you consider using credit and debit cards or contact-free payment through PayPal, but we will continue to accept cash.
The gift shop is open to the public during the museum's open hours.