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Dittrick Medical History Center

Dittrick Medical History Center

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The Dittrick Museum will be closed April 29th through May 1st.

Hours/Days of operation:

The Center is open for researchers from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Dittrick Museum of Medical History is open to the public from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Closed upon Saturdays and Sundays (unless otherwise noted) and the following holidays:January 1; Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance; March 14, 2008; Memorial Day; July 4; Labor Day; Thanksgiving and the day after; December 25 and either the day before or after depending on the University calendar.


There is no admission charge to the Center or to the Museum


The Center is located on the third floor of the Allen Memorial Medical Library at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road, 11000 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1714.

From downtown Cleveland: follow Chester Avenue east five miles to Euclid Avenue in University Circle. Turn left onto Euclid. The second traffic light is Adelbert Rd. The Dittrick Center is located at the corner of Euclid and Adelbert.

From I-90 West or East: take Exit #177 to Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. Turn south (away from Lake Erie) and travel through Rockefeller Park for three miles to East 105th Street in University Circle. Cross 105th St. and follow sign to Euclid Avenue. Almost immediately, turn left on Jeptha Drive (a sign directs you to Botanical Garden, Art and Natural History Museums). Bear right at the top of Jeptha Drive onto Wade Oval. Follow to East Blvd., turn right and follow East Blvd. to Euclid Avenue. Turn left. First traffic light is Adelbert Rd. The Dittrick Center is at the corner of Euclid and Adelbert.

From I-77 North or I-71 North: take I-90 East to Exit #177. Follow directions above. From Cleveland-Hopkins Airport, take I-71 north and follow the above directions. From I-271 North: take Exit #32 to Cedar Road. Bear right onto Cedar Road and travel west 4.5 miles to the bottom of a steep hill and traffic light at interesection with Murray Hill Road. Turn right on Murray Hill Road, bear left at traffic light, and cross bridge to junction with Adelbert Road. Bear left on Adelbert. The Center is at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Adelbert Road.

The Center does not have its own parking. Parking is available in the University Hospitals Visitors Garage (photo below) on
University Hospitals Drive just east of the Allen Medical Library, metered parking on Euclid Ave. is also available, or park at or at Rainbow Babies and Children Garage, 2121 Adelbert Rd.

Image of UH Garage