Lake View Cemetery

Admission to Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland is free.

  • Open: November 1 – March 31 from 7:30am – 5:30pm; April 1 – October 31 from 7:30am – 7:30pm
  • Location: (Map It) 12316 Euclid Ave. in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Phone: 216-421-2665
  • Web: click here

Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland, Ohio, is more than your ordinary cemetery. It is considered by many to be a walk through history, a vast outdoor art museum, or a horticultural paradise. It is one of the country’s finest garden cemeteries and one of the most historic. It has 285 acres of land and is located in University Circle. It is modeled after the great garden cemeteries of Victorian England and France. It also has a picturesque dam measuring 500 feet wide and 60 feet above the ground. Among its numerous points of interest and appeal, visitors will be awed by the memorials of its more famous permanent residents, such as:

  • President Garfield’s Tomb
  • Wade Memorial Chapel is one of the few buildings left in the world; Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studio designed the interior. Both the Garfield Monument and Wade Chapel are open daily, April 1 – Nov. 19th, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • John D. Rockefeller’s Monument (For younger folks, imagine someone wealthier than Bill Gates and Microsoft)
  • Eliot Ness – the lawman who brought infamous mobster Al Capone to justice
  • James Salisbury – creator of the Salisbury Steak
  • Ray Chapman – The only player in major league baseball history to be killed during a game by a pitched ball (Cleveland Indian) – see “The Eternal Boy of Summer” excerpt below
  • Charles Pinkney – a minor league baseball player killed by a pitched ball
  • Carl Stokes – the first black mayor of a major city (Cleveland)
  • Garrett Morgan – Inventor of the gas mask and first tri-color traffic light
  • Coburn Haskell – inventor of the modern golf ball
  • Collinwood School Fire Memorial – a memorial to the 172 children and two teachers who died in the biggest school accident in U.S. history (occurring on Ash Wednesday in 1908
  • And many other nationally and internationally known business and industrial tycoons, philanthropists, political powers, people of the arts and entertainment world, and ordinary people of various races, ethnicities, and financial backgrounds.
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