The 2015 GardenWalk tour will include Dunham Tavern Gardens - open from 11am-5pm on Saturday, July 11th. Master Gardeners will be on site from 12pm-2pm that day. The Dunham Tavern Museum will be open from 12pm-4pm.
Once a stagecoach stop on Buffalo-Cleveland-Detroit post road, today Dunham Tavern Museum is the oldest building still standing on its original site in the city of Cleveland. The 1824 home of Rufus and Jane Pratt Dunham in MidTown Cleveland is now a designated Cleveland Landmark listed on the Register of National Historic Places. In stark contrast to the cityscape that surrounds it, the museum and its gardens offer a glimpse of history and insight into the lifestyles of early Ohio settler and travelers.
From a press release in March of 2014, it was announced that the Museum had acquired a sampler done by Loretta Jane Dunham, who is the sister of Caroline Sarah Dunham. For the first time in 179 years, the two samplers will be displayed side by side in the Museum. This artifact will enhance the collection of pieces already available for viewing.
Stroll along the Heritage Trail and add another dimension to your visit. Surrounded by industrial and commercial development, the museum is a reminder of the Western Reserve as it once was. Our 900 ft. path features depictions of early settler life along with a stagecoach, log cabin, and community gardens featuring landscaping and local vegetables.
Dunham Tavern Museum
6709 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103