Tours & Education

Guided and Self-Guided Tours

During regular hours, the museum is open for self-guided tours. Guided tours are available with advanced scheduling. 

The Hagen History Center is a Blue Star Museum. There are over 2,000 art, science, history and children’s museums, in addition to zoos, and nature centers that offer free admission to those currently serving in the United States Military. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, US Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps are welcome to tour the Hagen History Center at no charge. The military personnel are welcome to bring up to five family members with them at no charge.  Valid military ID is required.

Contact us to schedule a tour

For Children

Visits are adapted for the age of the student groups’ age levels to assure the most engaging learning experience possible. The Museum Educator is also available to visit schools for specific talks.

For Adults

Adult visitors to The Thomas B. Hagen History Center receive a full guided or self-guided tour of all our public facilities. The Museum Educator is also available to speak to community groups both on our campus and at your site.


Researchers can view items from our collections by appointment with our Archivist or Curator. Access over 200 years of Erie County history.

Tours and Education

Additional Educational Materials

View our Sacrifice, Valor, and Grit video series