Wade Memorial Chapel

Wade Memorial Chapel, Cleveland

Wade Memorial Chapel
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Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Wade Memorial Chapel, built in memory of Jeptha Wade, founder of The Western Union Telegraph Company and the first president of Lake View Cemetery, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is one of the few interiors left in the world that was totally designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his studios. The Chapel is open daily, April 1 through November 19, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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j_wenner
Cleveland, OH362 contributions
Great visit and impressive place
Jul 2021
We visited here on Friday 7/23. The chapel was absolutely gorgeous. The volunteers, especially Carol, at the cemetery were very informative. We would recommend it.
Written July 25, 2021
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Thomas V
Oakland, California10,594 contributions
Exquisite Artistry
Nov 2020
I wandered in here during a docent tour and caught the end of it. Fascinating and worth a repeat. The artistry of the stained glass and the small chapel is quite impressive. A gem in the middle of one of the most beautiful cemeteries.
Written December 8, 2020
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rockyriver27216
Cleveland, OH16 contributions
Wade Chapel
Aug 2019
Spend some quiet time. Ask the Docent to tell You about the Mosaics and the way they were transported by barge to Cleveland. Enjoy the beautiful Tiffany glass. And if You are fortunate enough to be invited to a Wedding here. Please go. A real Treasure in Lake View Cemetery.
Written February 12, 2020
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Albert S
Aurora, OH84 contributions
Farewell to a friend
Dec 2019
A unique Chapel and best kept secret at an Historic Cemetery.. Special place at any time Happy or sad...occasion
Written February 1, 2020
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Paula K
Cleveland, OH25 contributions
Awesome!
Aug 2019
Mosaics and windows by Tiffany himself. JD Rockefeller buried just below overlooking a lagoon. Inspiring and uplifting.
Written December 10, 2019
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Jane P
Cleveland448 contributions
Beautiful chapel designed by Tiffany!
Oct 2019
Lakeview Cemetary is worth visiting any time of year - it is historic and the landscape design is wonderful. Wade Chapel is one of the places you must stop & visit. Hard to describe just how lovely it is.
Written December 9, 2019
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Debra H
Cleveland, OH13 contributions
Exquisit Tiffany mosiacs and stain glass, as well as other details
Oct 2019
This is my favorite place in Cleveland - it is small but absolutely beautiful - the detail of the mosaics and the patterns from the ends of the pews to the best example of Tiffany's ecclesiastical stain glass (originally exhibited in Paris before installation). Try to look at it when there is a guide inside to point out all of the details, including the two ton (or is it four ton) doors that open so smoothly because of how they are hung. The whole cemetery is an arboretum and an outdoor sculpture showcase. Walk around while you are there.... you won't be disappointed.
Written November 5, 2019
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kathy y
cleveland OH46 contributions
Spooky & Beautiful
Oct 2019 • Friends
Still getting a facelift I need one too! Just amazing to be able to visit this beautiful place in the Fall! Great Hubby Trip & tour by me!
Written November 2, 2019
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hitch
Ventura, CA192 contributions
Missed Gem
Oct 2019
I'd driven by this small chapel in the middle of this historic cemetery many times. This time we went in. The docent there - who was very knowledgeable - explained how all the windows and artwork were done by Tiffany's. Very nice.
Written October 24, 2019
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OhioFern
25 contributions
truly memorial!
Jul 2019
The docents are so knowledgeable. The artwork and the story it tells is fascinating. All that and Tiffany glass! Don't miss it.
Written October 8, 2019
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Wade Memorial Chapel is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM