Mansion Exhibits

First Floor


Griswold Cast Iron

Founded in Erie in 1868, Griswold had a world-wide reputation for high quality, cast iron cookware. Visit the mansion’s kitchen display on the first floor to see a small portion of our extensive collection.

China Resized

Watson Family China

See the actual china used by the Watson family on display in the dining room.

Second Floor

Lincoln Flag Resized

President Lincoln's Flag

Have you ever seen a flag that draped a US President’s coffin? One of the flags that draped President Lincoln’s coffin is on display on the 2nd floor.


Perry swords

Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry's Sword

"Don’t Give up the Ship!" See the sword used by Naval Commander Oliver Hazard Perry in the war of 1812 during the Battle of Lake Erie. Also pictured is Captain Daniel Dobbins' cane.


Third Floor

Tom Ridge Uniform

Third Floor: Admiral Thomas Weschler Military Gallery


billiard room

Mr. Watson's Billiard Room