Lake View Cemetery is private property, and all visitors are asked to respect the privacy of our families and their family members buried here. While still an active cemetery, we do encourage the general public to visit Cleveland’s “Outdoor Museum and Arboretum".

We schedule walks tied to the natural beauty of Lake View, which we hope you will attend. All tours start, unless otherwise noted, at the Garfield Monument. Space is limited. Reservations, along with $6.00 pre-paid fee, are required.

  • Angels and Other Sculptures Walking Tour – discusses the sculptural works of Lake View, including a few of our remarkable Angels.
  • Architectural Walking Tour – highlights significant architectural designs of the monuments and buildings here.
  • Geology Walking Tour – views the rocks and minerals found in the quarry and the ravine area, and stones used to build some of the monuments located in Lake View.
  • Horticultural Walking Tour – discusses the diverse collection of plants and trees found here.
  • Mother’s Day Walking Tour – views the gravesites of celebrated Cleveland women buried at Lake View.
  • Father’s Day Walking Tour – views the gravesites of celebrated sports figures buried here.
  • Famous People Non – Walking Tour – held in Wade Memorial Chapel, this non – walking tour highlights the men and women who were instrumental in the development of Cleveland, northeast Ohio and our nation.
  • Birder Walking Tour – check out the wonderful birds that make Lake View their home.
  • Legally Lake View Walking Tour – discusses some of the notable figures buried at Lake View that shaped legislation and government on both the local, state and national level.
  • Bat Night – Tim Krynak from The Cleveland Metroparks, discusses the various types of bats found in northeast Ohio and will set up nets at Lake View to catch them.

In addition to weekend walking tours, seventy-five minute, historical trolley tours of Lake View are also offered Sunday afternoons throughout the summer months.   Passengers climb on board a Lolly the Trolley at the Garfield Monument, along with a volunteer docent who will speak about the history of the Cemetery, its horticulture, and the notable persons interred here.  Reservations by a $7.00 pre-paid fee per person are a must.

For more information, or register for any of our walks and tours, please call 216-421-2665 x 3035.

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Our Speakers Bureau covers ten informative topics. Please contact Mary Krohmer at 216-421-2665, or email for further information on scheduling one of these programs. There is no cost for any of our programs, though donations to The Lake View Cemetery Foundation are greatly appreciated.

  • lake view cemetery cleveland ohio elliot ness monumentGarfield: The Man and the Monument
  • Rockefeller: The Family Man
  • Rockefeller: The Business Man
  • Wade and His Chapel
  • African-Americans in Lake View Cemetery
  • Landscapes, Landmarks and Legacies: Lake View’s History
  • Down the Garden Path: Lake View’s Horticulture
  • Full Circle: Cleveland’s Women
  • Jimmy and Laura Corrigan: A Tragic Love Story (Program given without slides)
  • Angels of Lake View: Guides, Guardians and Messengers