We are currently closed to the public. Grand Opening is July 17th & 18th!


What will you see at the Hagen History Center?

Whether you’re a history aficionado, novice, Erieite or visitor, the Hagen History Center has something for you. Check out the galleries in the Watson-Curtze Mansion. They Include:

  • Ethnic Erie Gallery  
  • Hall of Architecture Gallery
  • Recreational Gallery
  • Civil War Gallery
  • Mr. Watson's Billiard Room
  • Period Kitchen

Watch for changing exhibits.


Remember the story of Mad Anthony Wayne?
Yes, his pot and chair are located on the 3rd floor. They’re legendary! Just ask us.

Want to know how Erie was involved in the Civil War and what was General Strong Vincent’s role? 
See the Civil War Gallery on the 2nd floor. Erie was front and center. Our Archives contain substantial Civil War research materials with over 1,000 books and dozens of boxes of primary source documents.

Remember when Griswold Manufacturing made cast iron home products?
Founded in Erie in 1865, Griswold had a world-wide reputation for high quality, cast iron cookware. Visit the mansion’s kitchen display on the first floor to see our extensive collection.

Make a visit to the Hagen History Center several times a year. We’ll always have something new for you to see.

When can you come?

Hagen History Center is currently closed to the public.

What is the cost of admission?

You can choose to pay for an admission fee for one day or become a member of the ECHS.

Admission prices:

  • ECHS Members FREE
  • Adults $10
  • Seniors $7.50
  • Students & Veterans $5
  • Student Group Tours $3/person
  • Children 6 & Under FREE

Become a member online

Download our Membership Form (PDF)

Hagen History Center Photo and Video Policies

ECHS may include images of our visitors, including minors, in our social media, online, and print publications.  When you enter the Hagen History Center campus, you enter an area where photography, audio, and video records may occur.  By entering the premises, you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, webcasts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose, by ECHS, its agents, affiliates and representatives.

You release ECHS, its officers, and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of photographs, video and/or sound recordings.  By entering the premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, webcasting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, webcasting or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged.  You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by ECHS or the person or entity designation to do so my ECHS.