Incorporated in 1844, Chagrin Falls started as a small settlement of craftsmen from Massachusetts before transitioning into a bustling commercial center with several mills and foundries powered by the Chagrin River. Today, Chagrin Falls is a walkable village brimming with a rich history, architectural grandeur, and breathtaking natural surroundings.
If you’re interested in exploring Chagrin Falls and visiting its fascinating landmarks and historical destinations, below is a list of guided tours you can join:
Guided Walking Tour
Presented by the Chagrin Falls Historical Society & Museum, the one-hour walking tour takes you on a fun, educational tour around downtown and the West Side Historic District. Discover the stories behind the village’s historic structures and get an insightful look at how Chagrin Falls came to be.
Walking tours cost $5 for Chagrin Falls Historical Society members and $10 for non-members. The tour begins at the Bandstand in Triangle Park. For schedules and other information, visit this page.
Police Car Tour
See the sights of Chagrin Falls while cruising on a vintage ‘57 Chevrolet Bel Air police car! Get to learn fascinating anecdotes and interesting facts about Chagrin Falls’ history as you drive by many of the original homes, buildings, and other notable sites around town.
The Police Car Tour is by appointment only and is limited to three people per tour. For tickets and other information, head to this page.
Spirits Alive! Evergreen Hill Cemetery Tour
Chagrin Falls’ annual Spirits Alive! takes visitors on a tour of the historic Evergreen Hill Cemetery, the second cemetery established in the village. This unique tour takes visitors to several graves to “meet” the spirits of well-known Chagrin Falls residents (portrayed by volunteers) as they tell their stories about living in Chagrin. Although the tour is an annual event, the spirits that appear change every year.
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