The James A Garfield Memorial and Wade Chapel will be closed as of November 20th, 2019 opening again April 1, 2020. Our grounds are open everyday and we welcome visitors to enjoy the winter beauty and history of our 285 acres.

Living Black History at Lake View Cemetery

Sponsored by The Tecovas Foundation, Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation and KeyBank Foundation

The Lake View Cemetery Foundation, in collaboration with Hiram College, the History Center at Western Reserve Historical Society and WVIZ/PBS ideastream, presented four lectures on prominent African Americans buried at Lake View Cemetery.

February 14, 2018
Lethia Cousins Fleming, presented by Vivien Sandlund, Ph.D, Professor of History
February 21, 2018
Fannie Lewis, presented by Megan Altman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy
February 28, 2018
William Otis Walker, presented by Charlotte (Cathy) Rodabaugh, Ph.D., Professor of History
February 28, 2018
Zelma George, presented by Anisi Daniels-Smith, Ph.D., Instructor of Sociology & Director of Hiram College’s Emerging Scholars Program

Set in Stone: The Role of Italian Americans in Building Lake View Cemetery

Sponsored by the Northern Ohio Italian American Federation (NOIA) and the Cleveland History Center

This video, originally a tour that was part of the 2017 Cleveland Humanities Festival, features Pamela Dorazio Dean, Curator of Italian American History at the Cleveland History Center, spotlighting Northeast Ohio Italian Americans who helped build Lake View Cemetery.


Legacies of African Americans who contributed to Cleveland’s Past

Sponsored by Dominion and KeyBank Foundation

The Lake View Cemetery Foundation, in collaboration with Hiram College, the History Center at Western Reserve Historical Society and WVIZ/PBS ideastream presented four lectures on prominent African Americans buried at Lake View Cemetery.

February 8, 2017
Jane Edna Hunter, presented by Anisi Daniels Smith, Instructor of Sociology
February 15, 2017
Garrett Morgan, presented by Sandra Morgan, granddaughter of Garrett Morgan
February 22, 2017
Carl and Louis Stokes, presented by Vivien Sandlund, Professor of History
February 28, 2017
Charles and Helen Chesnutt, presented by Liz Piatt, Associate Professor of Sociology

Tours & Events

Lake View Cemetery Foundation’s Community Outreach program includes a full season of walks, talks, tours and events. Click here to view our 2019 calendar of events.