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Shaker Historical Society and Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Very interesting exhibits, definitely visit!

Only need about an hour, but can learn so much! The staff is also very helpful and willing to chat... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Great Museum for local history!

Ware Peznick and the staff do a great job presenting this museum. All Shaker Heights and nearby... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
Don C
Shaker Heights, Ohio
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28 May 2018
“Very interesting exhibits, definitely visit!”
29 Sep 2016
“Great Museum for local history!”
The Shaker Historical Society is a non-profit organization, established in 1947 to provide stewardship for our region’s significant history by nurturing respectful discovery, preservation, collection, and public dissemination of the history...more
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16740 S Park Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH 44120-1641
+1 216-921-1201
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

Only need about an hour, but can learn so much! The staff is also very helpful and willing to chat about exhibits. Located in a beautiful old home across from the Shaker Lakes.

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Ware Peznick and the staff do a great job presenting this museum. All Shaker Heights and nearby residents owe it to themselves to spend some time here and support their efforts.More

Thank Don C
Ware P, General Manager at Shaker Historical Society and Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Aw! Thanks Don. We do our best to share the wonderful stories of this place to visitors from around the world who come here to learn about the Shakers of North Union, the development of Shaker Heights as a garden city suburb, which became the...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

This is a nice little museum, showing the history of the Shaker movement, and the development of Shaker Heights. They have interesting exhibits and a nicely stocked gift shop with souvenirs and local Ohio crafts and foods. Well worth a visit.

Thank j s
Reviewed 15 January 2016

The history of the Shaker settlers is detailed as well as the Van Sweringen brothers' plans for one of America's first planned communities. There is also an emphasis on art with a second floor gallery as well as an excellent library. A gift shop is...More

Thank Mary Jo G
Reviewed 14 March 2015 via mobile

Life-long Ohioan who now lives in Portland and I am visiting this place for the first time - what a TERRIFIC experience! Tons of photos, articles and information about the Shaker religious community from the 1800s as well as the developers of Shaker Heights in...More

Thank Lois M
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The special exhibits are always interesting and informative! Might appeal to locals more than out of towners, but worth a visit regardless of where you hail from. Love that an old historic home was repurposed as a museum. After you visit, take a family-friendly hike...More

2  Thank Jill M
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Tells a little about the history of Shaker Heights, OH along with the early Shakers of the area. Time required about one hour,.

1  Thank Wil43
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This museum is part of the Ohio History Connection (formerly Ohio Historical Society) museum sites throughout Ohio. The museum is located in residential area of Shaker Heights and with a nice park across the street. Museum does a very good job to give historical perspective...More

2  Thank Ligaya2
Reviewed 18 March 2013

Yhis is a quaint little museum. A manageable small place for a group of young children. It was informative educational

2  Thank merle l
Reviewed 7 December 2012

I happened on this museum on a rainy day and am now an addict. Who knew eastern Ohio had contributed so much to our nation's history. A must stop for locals and locals introducing friends to our fine piece of America.

1  Thank brushjl
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