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Credit card payments will be processed at the time of reservation. Cancellation deadlines are listed in the event descriptions. Contact Jason at (216) 453-0990 or jrife@lakeviewcemetery.com for details.


Concert: Blue Lunch
Enjoy blues and swing at Lake View Cemetery! (Rain Date: July 3)
Sunday, June 26, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.
Location: The lawn of the Garfield Memorial
Cost: $0.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, June 26, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 12
The registration deadline for this event has passed.


Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, July 10, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 14
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Concert: Sammy DeLeon
Sammy DeLeon brings classic Latin Jazz to Lake View Cemetery. (Rain Date: July 17)
Sunday, July 10, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.
Location: The lawn of the Garfield Memorial
Cost: $0.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, July 24, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 36
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Concert: Red Light Roxy
Join us for jazz and swing music at the Garfield Memorial. (Rain Date: July 31)
Sunday, July 24, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.
Location: The lawn of the Garfield Memorial
Cost: $0.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, July 31, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 38
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Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, August 7, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 25
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Concert: Rachel Brown & The Beatnik Playboys
Rachael and her band bring Rock, Americana, and Alternative Country music to Lake View Cemetery (Rain Date: August 21)
Sunday, August 7, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.
Location: The lawn of the Garfield Memorial
Cost: $0.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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Celebrate the Feast and Lake View Cemetery
Check our website at lakeviewcemetery.com to find out more about Lolly the Trolley tours of Lake View Cemetery starting at the Feast of the Assumption. We will visit the monuments and grave sites of notable Italian Americans from Northeast Ohio buried at LVC. The trolley will drop you back in Little Italy to enjoy the Feast. Registration is encouraged. Trolley will depart regularly from Little Italy throughout the afternoon.
Sunday, August 14, 2016 — 1:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Location: Little Italy
Cost: $15.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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5K: Run Through History
Join us for the 5th annual Run Thru History 5K race to benefit Lake View Cemetery?s educational programs. Registration includes refreshments, entertainment, and the awarding of medals and special prizes. In addition, the day includes a 1 mile Walk and fun for families of any age.
Sunday, August 14, 2016 — 7:30 a.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $25.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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Bat Night
A naturalist from the Cleveland Metroparks will discuss different types of bats that make Northeast Ohio their home?and even the White Nosed Syndrome that is taking a toll on these fascinating creatures. This is a collaborative program with The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes, Cleveland Metroparks, and Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. The tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Participants are asked to enter and exit via the Mayfield gate. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on the day of the tour.
Friday, August 19, 2016 — 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $15.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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The Art of the Obituary
This NEW workshop, led by Associate Professor of English, M.F.A., Mary Quade, Hiram College, will discuss how to contain a life in a short piece of writing. Reading obituaries from the anthology The Last Word: The New York Times Book of Obituaries and Farewells (edited by Marvin Siegel) participants will be memorializing real people and creating fictional obituaries for the long-time residents of LVC. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on August 19th.
Saturday, August 20, 2016 — 1:00 p.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $40.00
Spaces Available: 37
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Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, August 21, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 38
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History on Tap Tour
Leslie Basalla-McCafferty, local brewery expert, will lead this tour showcasing notable Cleveland Brewmasters buried at LVC. Package includes tour, followed by beer and bites at Daffodil Hall. Tour aboard Lolly the Trolley with some walking optional. The book, Cleveland Beer: History & Revival in the Rust Belt, will be available for purchase after the tour. Tour begins at the cemetery office, just inside the Euclid gate. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on August 19th.
Sunday, August 21, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $35.00
Spaces Available: 38
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Concert: Hot Djang
Enjoy swing, Gypsy, and jazz music at Lake View Cemetery (Rain Date: September 4)
Sunday, August 28, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.
Location: The lawn of the Garfield Memorial
Cost: $0.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 38
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Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, September 4, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 38
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History Untapped: Tales Behind the Tap
Hear the stories of historic figures and events that inspired some of Great Lakes Brewing Company?s most famous beers on this NEW tour. Learn the surprising role Lake View Cemetery played. Reservations required. Package includes tour, followed by beer and bites at Daffodil Hall. Tour begins at the cemetery office, just inside the Euclid gate. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on September 9th.
Saturday, September 10, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $35.00
Spaces Available: 38
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Concert: Hubb's Groove
Hubb's Groove brings the sound of soul jazz to the Garfield Memorial Lawn. (Rain Date: September 18)
Sunday, September 11, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.
Location: The lawn of the Garfield Memorial
Cost: $0.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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iPhone: Photography at It's Best
Join noted landscape photographer, writer and educator, Ian Adams for a NEW walking tour at Lake View Cemetery. Mr. Adams will provide demonstrations on using an iPhone for landscape and nature photography. He will also coach each participant and encourage everyone to practice during the tour. Bring your iPhone, Android, Windows phone or digital camera for this tour. Reservations Required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on September 16th.
Saturday, September 17, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 36
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Historic Givers and Shakers Tour
Learn about rich, famous and not so famous Clevelanders and how their philanthropy benefitted the city, nation and world. Kermit Pike, former Library Director of the Cleveland History Center, will lead this tour on Lolly the Trolley. Some walking is optional. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Package includes tour followed by light refreshments in Daffodil Hall and the book, John D. Rockefeller: The Cleveland Years. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on September 17th.
Sunday, September 18, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $35.00
Spaces Available: 36
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Coppers, Mobsters, and Robbers Tour
On this walking tour, Allan May, crime historian, will teach us about notable law enforcement personalities buried at LVC and the famous crimes they solved. Reservations required. Package includes tour followed by beer and bites at Daffodil Hall. Tour begins at the cemetery office, just inside the Euclid gate. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on September 23rd.
Saturday, September 24, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $35.00
Spaces Available: 21
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Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 38
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Veterans of the Civil War Tour
Marge Wilson, local historian and member of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable will lead this walking tour and explore with us the many Civil War supporters, both military and civilian buried at LVC. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Package includes tour followed by light refreshments in Daffodil Hall and the books, The Eclectic Prepares for War: 1857-1861 and The Eclectic Goes to War: 1861-1863. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on September 30th.
Saturday, October 1, 2016 — 10:00 a.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $25.00
Spaces Available: 36
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Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, October 2, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 38
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Autumn Horticulture Tour
Join us as Lake View Cemetery?s Horticulturist, Robin Cannon, will lead us on a walking tour of fall beauty at the cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Package includes the booklet Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on October 7th.
Saturday, October 8, 2016 — 10:00 a.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $25.00
Spaces Available: 36
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Italian American Tour
Pamela Dorazio Dean, Associate Curator for Italian American History at the Cleveland History Center will spotlight notable Northeast Ohio Italian Americans buried in LVC on this tour on Lolly the Trolley. Some walking is optional. Many of these individuals helped build the Garfield Memorial and the Wade Memorial Chapel. Reservations required. Package includes tour followed by wine and appetizers at Daffodil Hall. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on October 7th.
Sunday, October 9, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $35.00
Spaces Available: 34
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Victorian / Edwardian Funeral Customs
Love Downton Abbey? Perhaps you watched as the Crawley family mourned the death of Matthew Crawley and Lady Sybil. This walking tour, led by Katie Schroeder, PhD, candidate at Case Western Reserve University, will highlight funeral customs tied to the Victorian/Edwardian era. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Package includes tour followed by Afternoon Tea in Daffodil Hall. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on October 14th. Tour begins at Garfield Memorial.
Saturday, October 15, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $40.00
Spaces Available: 25
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Coppers, Mobsters, and Robbers Tour
On this walking tour, Allan May, crime historian will teach us about notable law enforcement personalities buried at LVC and the famous crimes they solved. Reservations required. Package includes tour followed by beer and bites at Daffodil Hall. Tour begins at the cemetery office, just inside the Euclid gate. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on October 14th.
Sunday, October 16, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $35.00
Spaces Available: 38
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The Grand Architecture of Sorrow: A Legacy of Accomplishment
Jennie Jones, a well-known Cleveland photographer, has prepared a stimulating NEW tour of selected LVC mausoleums and burial sites which are examples of themes found in the architecture of greater Cleveland. They represent the long tradition of allegorical and symbolic references that immortalize the accomplishments of human life. Reservations required. Package includes presentation and Afternoon Tea in Daffodil Hall followed by the tour. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on October 21st.
Saturday, October 22, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $40.00
Spaces Available: 34
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Two Centuries, Two Cemeteries, One City
This NEW tour tells stories from the history history of East Cleveland as told by the city?s two most historic cemeteries: Lake View Cemetery and East Cleveland Township Cemetery. Tour on Lolly the Trolley, some walking is optional. Reservations required. Package includes tour followed by light refreshments. Tour begins at the cemetery office, just inside the Euclid gate. Reservations can be cancelled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on October 21st.
Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 2:30 p.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $35.00
Spaces Available: 36
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Sunday Trolley Tour
Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful landscape and history of LVC on board Lolly the Trolley. Price includes the booklet, Down the Garden Path, Landscape and Design of Lake View Cemetery. Reservations required. Tour begins at the Garfield Memorial. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund with at least 24 hours notice.
Sunday, October 23, 2016 — 1:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $20.00
Spaces Available: 38
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President James A. Garfield Wreath Laying Ceremony
Celebrate President Garfield?s 185th birthday with local dignitaries, Garfield family members, LVC trustees and a high ranking member of the U.S. military representing President Barack Obama at the Garfield Memorial.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Garfield Memorial, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $0.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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Schwan Tree Trimming
Join Hope Lutheran Church in decorating a tree at the gravesite of Rev. H.C. Schwan of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, who has been credited with bringing the first candle-lit Christmas tree into a sanctuary? Christmas Eve 1851. Refreshments.
Saturday, December 3, 2016 — 10:00 a.m.
Location: Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $0.00
Spaces Available: no limit
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Holiday Program of Music and Lights
Enjoy the magic of the holidays with spectacular storytelling of Christmas classics and caroling in the historic Wade Memorial Chapel. Limited Seating. Reservations required. $15.00 per person. Refreshments served. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund until 5:00 p.m. on December 16th.
Sunday, December 18, 2016 — 2:00 p.m.
Location: The Wade Memorial Chapel, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $15.00
Spaces Available: 58
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Holiday Program of Music and Lights
Enjoy the magic of the holidays with spectacular storytelling of Christmas classics and caroling in the historic Wade Memorial Chapel. Limited Seating. Reservations required. $15.00 per person. Refreshments served. Reservations can be canceled for a full refund by 5:00 p.m. on December 16th.
Sunday, December 18, 2016 — 4:00 p.m.
Location: The Wade Memorial Chapel, Lake View Cemetery
Cost: $15.00
Spaces Available: 60
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