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Lake View Cemetery

12316 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106

216.421.2665

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School & Group Tours

School & Group Tours

Group Tours of 10 or More   School Tours 


General Information for All Tours

  • Lake View is an active cemetery, please be mindful of active funerals and burials when touring the grounds.
  • Cemetery hours vary by season and may be adjusted for inclement weather and special events.
  • The James A. Garfield Memorial and the Wade Memorial Chapel are open May-October, Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
  • The James A. Garfield Memorial can be viewed from different vantage points but can only be entered by stairs. The Wade Memorial Chapel is accessible by steps or ramp.
  • For your comfort and safety, please dress for the weather and wear appropriate footwear.
  • Parking is available along the road in most areas, but please keep all four wheels of your vehicle on the pavement at all times.

Group Tours

We are pleased to offer guided tours, based on staff and availability, designed for groups of 10 or more people, either walking or visiting on their own bus or motor coach. All groups of 10 or more people are required to schedule at least 14 days in advance.

Guided Walking Tours | Walking tours will be led by our dynamic guides and will highlight our historic landscapes, landmarks, and legacies. We are also happy to work with you to create a thematic tour based on your group's interests.

Tours are scheduled based on guide availability and last 1.5-2 hours. Based on your group's schedule, tours may include visits to the James A. Garfield Memorial and Wade Memorial Chapel.

Fee: 

  • Groups of 10-30 guests are $150 and include 1 guide.
  • Groups larger than 30, please contact Adam Clemens, Special Programs and Volunteer Manager, for pricing and to schedule.
  • Payment is due upon booking and tours are non-refundable.

Guided Motor Coach/Shuttle Bus Tours | We welcome groups on buses or motor coaches. Buses are allowed in designated areas only and must be provided by the group. Lake View Cemetery has no transportation options on site.

One of our dynamic tour guides will board your bus and lead your driver on a tour highlighting our historic landscapes, landmarks, and legacies. We are also happy to work with you to create a thematic tour based on your group's interests.

Tours are scheduled based on guide availability and last 1.5-2 hours. Tour times may vary to accomodate visitors' wishes to leave the bus to view sites up close. Based on your group's schedule, tours may include visits to the James A. Garfield Memorial and Wade Memorial Chapel.

Fee: 

  • Shuttle buses with fewer than 20 seats are $150 per bus and include 1 guide.
  • Motor coaches and buses with 20 or more sears are $250 per bus and include 1 guide.
  • If your group wishes to visit only James A. Garfield Memorial or Wade Memorial Chapel, registration and fees are still required.
  • Payment is due upon booking and tours are non-refundable.

Groups of 9 or fewer, click here for Self-Guided Tours.


School Tours

We are pleased to offer guided tours for student groups of 10 or more, based on staff and availability, designed for walking groups or those visiting on their own bus/motor coach.

School groups are required to register at least 2 weeks in advance and must provide their own transportation to Lake View Cemetery. We strive to provide an enjoyable experience for everyone that vis, following these guidelines helps ensure a safe and meaningful field trip.

Groups of fewer than 10 guests will also need to schedule their tour at least 2 weeks in advance, though Lake View Cemetery will not provide a guide. For groups of less than 10, no registration fee is required.

Guided Motor Coach/School Bus Tours | We welcome groups on buses or motor coaches. Buses are allowed in designated areas only and must be provided by the group. Lake View Cemetery has no transportation options on site.

One of our dynamic tour guides will board your bus and lead your driver on a tour highlighting our historic landscapes, landmarks, and legacies. We are also happy to work with you to create a thematic tour based on your group's interests.

Tours are scheduled based on guide availability and last 1.5-2 hours. Tour times may vary to accomodate visitors' wishes to leave the bus to view sites up close. Based on your group's schedule, tours may include visits to the James A. Garfield Memorial and Wade Memorial Chapel.

Please note only 4 vehicles (buses/motor coaches) are permitted from the same school per visit.

Fee:

  • $150 for the first bus, including 1 guide
  • $100 for each additional bus, which includes 1 guide per bus
  • If your group wishes to visit only James A. Garfield Memorial or Wade Memorial Chapel, registration and fees are still required.
  • Payment is due upon booking and tours are non-refundable.

School Walking Tours | Walking tours will be led by our dynamic guides, and will highlight our historic landscapes, landmarks, and legacies. We are also happy to work with you to create a thematic tour based on your group’s interests.

Tours are scheduled based on guide availability and last 1 ½ - 2 hours. Based on your group’s schedule, tours may include visits to the James A. Garfield Memorial and Wade Memorial Chapel.

Lake View Cemetery will provide one guide per 30 students, with a limit of 4 guides per school per visit.

Fee:

  • $150 for the first bus, including 1 guide
  • $100 for each additional bus, which includes 1 guide per bus
  • If your group wishes to visit only James A. Garfield Memorial or Wade Memorial Chapel, registration and fees are still required.
  • Payment is due upon booking and tours are non-refundable.


Seasons of Life and Learning

Seasons of Life and Learning, our Educator’s Handbook was developed by teachers for teachers. The book provides wonderful resources for your visit to Lake View Cemetery. To request a free copy, send a message to Adam Clemens.

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Scheduling

Please see the form below to schedule your tour or request more information.

Request Tour Info

To request a tour, please contact Adam Clemens, Special Programs and Volunteer Manager, at 216.453.0996 or send a message below.

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