Fodor's Expert Review Western Reserve Historical Society Museum

University Circle Museum/Gallery

This museum, housed in two Italian Renaissance–style mansions, is considered Cleveland's oldest cultural institution. It chronicles the history of the Western Reserve, a tract of land on the south shore of Lake Erie in northeast Ohio, and houses a library and a top-notch auto and aviation collection.

You can see how the rich—and their servants—lived at the History Museum. The museum includes the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, one of the nation's top-ranked collections, with garments from the late 1700s to the present. Guided tours of the Hay-McKinney Mansion are given every day between noon and 5.

Car Collectors magazine has called the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum one of the top 10 collections in the nation. Nearly 200 antique, vintage, and classic automobiles, from Model T's and the first enclosed automobile to late-model Jaguars, are on display. There are models dating to 1895, when Cleveland was a center of car manufacturing. The aviation collection... READ MORE

This museum, housed in two Italian Renaissance–style mansions, is considered Cleveland's oldest cultural institution. It chronicles the history of the Western Reserve, a tract of land on the south shore of Lake Erie in northeast Ohio, and houses a library and a top-notch auto and aviation collection.

You can see how the rich—and their servants—lived at the History Museum. The museum includes the Chisholm Halle Costume Wing, one of the nation's top-ranked collections, with garments from the late 1700s to the present. Guided tours of the Hay-McKinney Mansion are given every day between noon and 5.

Car Collectors magazine has called the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum one of the top 10 collections in the nation. Nearly 200 antique, vintage, and classic automobiles, from Model T's and the first enclosed automobile to late-model Jaguars, are on display. There are models dating to 1895, when Cleveland was a center of car manufacturing. The aviation collection includes a 1912 Curtiss Hydroaeroplane.

One admission ticket covers all three museums at the complex.

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Quick Facts

10825 East Blvd.
Cleveland, Ohio  44106, USA

216-721–5722

www.wrhs.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $10, parking $8, Closed Mon.

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