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Cleveland Historical Tours

Celebrating the beauty and the importance of our historic neighborhoods.

Cleveland Historical is a free mobile app that puts Cleveland history at your fingertips. Developed by the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University, Cleveland Historical lets you explore the people, places, and moments that have shaped the city’s history. Learn about the region through layered, map-based, multimedia presentations, use social media to share your stories, and experience curated historical tours of Northeast Ohio.


Cedar Fairmount

Cedar Fairmount has long served as a gateway to Cleveland Heights. This village center developed in response to the rise in population as thousands of Clevelanders followed the lead of wealthy families who left Millionaires’ Row mansions for the crisp, clear air on the Heights.


Coventry Village

Coventry Village emerged by 1967 as Cleveland’s Haight-Ashbury. Record stores, head shops, and restaurants that catered to the younger crowds. For the next three decades Coventry sheltered both hippies-at-heart and adherents of the punk and progressive music movement.


Dugway Brook

Dugway Brook, among the bluestone brooks that flow into Lake Erie, is all but invisible today. Generations ago its serpentine branches plunged into culverts buried beneath streets, parking lots, and parks. Though mostly unseen, Dugway traces a path through the heart of Cleveland Heights.



The Noble-Monticello area of Cleveland Heights was largely farmland until about a century ago. Dairies, orchards, and farms made the area something of a “breadbasket” while bluestone quarries yielded the stones that helped build Cleveland.