Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Escape Room?

An Escape Room is a fun, new, immersive entertainment concept. It is a real-life game designed for small groups of people. Your goal is simple: work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a themed locked room. Each room has a storyline, and you are placed in the story.

Do I need to know History in order to play?

No, no prior historical knowledge is needed. The rooms are based on historical themes only.

Is the door really locked?

No, for safety reasons you can freely enter or exit at any time during the game, however will not be granted re-entry upon leaving.

How many participants are in the session?

Each game can have a minimum of four people and a maximum of eight. You may be mixed in with another group to form your team as we try to fill each room to capacity.

How long will it take?

Each game has an hour time limit. However, depending on your puzzle solving skills, you may escape the room prior to the hour expiring.

What should I bring with me?

Your inner Indiana Jones, Robert Langdon, or Benjamin Gates, whichever you prefer. The answers to all the puzzles, clues, and riddles are hidden within the room. You will have to use your intellect, instincts, and communication skills to find away to escape the room. No other tools will be needed and all valuables will be locked in a locker prior to entering our rooms.

Are cell phones permitted?

No, we do not permit cell phones in our rooms for several reasons. We don’t want you taking pictures of the inside of our rooms and ruining the surprise for others. Also, cell phones will not be needed to solve any clues or puzzles. They will be locked in a locker prior to entering the room.

What happens if I arrive late?

The rooms are locked at exactly the time you made your reservations for. Please show up fifteen minutes prior to your reservation time. You will not be permitted in the room if you are late. NO REFUNDS will be granted.

How old do you have to be?

Children under the age of eight will not be permitted into the rooms. Ages 8-14 will need to be accompanied by a paying adult. Two adults will be required to stay on site for groups where the majority of participants are under the age of 18 (i.e. Birthday Parties). All participants regardless of age will need to sign a waiver form.

Can I schedule a private show for just our group?

Yes, you would need to purchase all 8 tickets for a given session. If there are no times available where all 8 tickets are available, please contact us and we will make a special reservation for you.

Do you sell gift certificates?

Yes, we do. When you go to book a session please see the Gift Voucher tab.

Escape History

Located at:
5580 Youngstown Warren Road
Niles, Ohio 44446

Opening Hours - By Prepaid Purchase Only!


Friday 4-10pm

Saturday 12-10pm

Sunday 12-8pm

Mon-Thurs Open for Corporate Events by appointment.


If you have any questions please use this form to contact us. Someone from Escape History will be in contact with your shortly to answer your question.