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Hours/Days of operation

The Dittrick Museum of Medical History is open to the public from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm Monday Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday open 9:00 am to 7:00pm. Saturday 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Closed on Sundays and the following holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Observance;  Memorial Day; July 4; Labor Day; Holiday closings (2016) closed November 24th, 25th and 26th; December 23rd, 24th and 26th, Dec.30th and 31st  and Jan. 2nd, (2017).

Admission: There is no admission charge to the Center or to the Museum.

Group tours:

Group tours are limited to 15 people per group. The tours are appropriate for age 7th grade and older. Tours are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. All tours must be arranged in advance, for more information or to schedule a tour fill out the following form: Tour request form


Location and Directions:

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.Image of UH Garage


The Center does not have its own parking lot. Parking is available in the University Hospitals Visitors Garage (photo) 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.


Page last modified: February 15, 2017