Are you going to be in Cleveland for a few days? There’s plenty to see and do. Here is a list of some of the top-rated historical sites for this Ohio city.
4 Historical Sites in Cleveland
1. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Maybe most writers wouldn’t place the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on a list of historical sites for Cleveland. Those other writers are wrong.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is all about history. Not only will you read displays about the beginnings of the genre, but you will also see historical items like John Lennon’s glasses and the first issue of Rolling Stone.
Sure, this historical site doesn’t celebrate the native people of the area or the founders of the city. But this fantastic museum celebrates one of the things that makes America great — rock and roll music. This museum should be on everyone’s bucket list.
2. Lake View Cemetery
One would expect to find a cemetery on the top travel lists in New Orleans, but why should you make a point to visit this cemetery in Cleveland?
First, at Lake View Cemetery, you will be able to visit the Garfield Monument, a beautifully designed structure that was dedicated in 1890. The Memorial Hall has beautiful stained glass, red-granite columns, and an outdoor balcony that offers a view of Lake Erie. You will also see President Garfield’s casket, which is the only presidential casket that is fully displayed.
Besides seeing the impressive Memorial Hall, you can also stroll around the remarkable 285-acres that make up the cemetery. You may visit the cemetery to be impressed by the human-made attractions, but you will also enjoy all the beautiful trees and shrubs that adorn the grounds.
3. USS Cod Submarine Memorial
Take a tour of the USS Cod Submarine Memorial. This National Historic Landmark is located near the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The USS Cod was used during the second world war, and its crews are credited with sinking at least twelve enemy vessels.
Check the website before you visit since the site may be open at different times throughout the year.
4. A Christmas Story House
Visit the house that was depicted in the film “A Christmas Story.” The home has been lovingly restored to look exactly like the home that was featured in the movie.
First, visit the museum and gift shop located across the street. Once you have purchased your ticket, you can cross the street to walk into Ralphie’s front door. From there, you are on your own to wander around the home. You can take as many photos as you like with all the props available.
Crawl under the sink like Ralphie’s kid brother. Sit on the toilet while decoding a secret message from Little Orphan Annie. Unpack the major award from the crate marked “fragile.”
Finally, what better way is there to get to know a community than to check out the Cleveland houses for sale. Find out how much it would cost to live down the street from Ralphie’s house or near Lake View Cemetery.