Visit the Museum


Due to the current spike in COVID-19 cases in Cuyahoga County, the Shaker Historical Society is temporarily closed to the public through at least January 25. During this closure, staff will be at the museum as necessary and to check mail but will otherwise be working from home.

We thank you for your continued understanding and support, and we hope to safely welcome staff and guests back before the end of the month! Please don't hesitate to contact us at or during this time.

Upon reopening, the museum will resume normal operating hours as listed below.

When the Shaker Historical Society reopens, the museum welcomes walk-in visitors during the following operating hours:

  • Wednesday - Friday: 11am-5pm

  • Saturday - Sunday: 12-5pm

  • Monday - Tuesday: CLOSED

Visits take approximately 30-60 minutes. Please note that last entry is at 4:30pm to ensure visitors have time to tour the full museum.

Please note the following COVID-19 guidelines:

  • Masks are required inside the museum regardless of vaccination status

  • All tours are self-guided during this time

  • Please wash/sanitize your hands upon entering

  • Maintain 6-foot distance from other visitors 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.

Keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram, and website or sign up for our newsletter for the most up-to-date information about programs and events. Not ready to visit? View our digital exhibits on our website and several past programs on our YouTube page!

Group Tours

To schedule in-person or virtual group tours, please contact or complete the form below. All attendees for in-person tours are required to wear masks.


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 may be 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 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. 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 2022!


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.

Visit the museum or shop the Spirit Tree online.