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A Historic Gem

Growing up in Erie, I always found the Watson-Curtze Mansion to be magical - the stone turreted... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
Wendybeth16
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Extremely well preserved

Beautiful old mansion house preserved. Upon paid admission you get to explore 3 floors of the... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
joeisle17
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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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356 W 6th St, Erie, PA 16507-1245
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

Growing up in Erie, I always found the Watson-Curtze Mansion to be magical - the stone turreted building, the wonderful fireplaces, the tiles and mosaics, the vaulted ceilings, the woodwork and, of course, the stained glass. I loved my childhood visits to the site. Now...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

Beautiful old mansion house preserved. Upon paid admission you get to explore 3 floors of the house. 2nd floor has special exhibit about the Civil War. Dining room recently acquired the original table service and it is displayed in glass front cabinets. Entry hall and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank joeisle17
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Being interested in the Victorian period i loved this House. It was clean and cool (for a very hot day) so beautiful. The downstairs was authentic in its furniture and decor but the upper floors were not. The former bedrooms were turned into mini museum...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Alene A
Reviewed 28 March 2018

The Watson-Curtze Mansion is truly spectacular - A three storey structure, constructed of stone with rounded turrets on it's corners, each turret having a cone shaped roof. It is an architectural masterpiece, with a huge matching coach house and garage beside it. The downstairs level...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The staff member from the gift shop walked us over to the mansion and gave us a brief intro. Unfortunately then we were on our own with the little brochure which offers only brief info. It's too bad there's no guide or docent to provide...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank JanWill
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The Watson Curtze mansion was one of my favorite places to visit when I was a kid, especially during the holidays. When I visited last year, I was dismayed to see they had removed the antique toys, dolls, and decor and replaced it with obscure...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Pamela R
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place, needed a place to take prom pictures and they were so nice! And what beautiful pictures! Thank you for everything!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank eriecamperlover
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The beautivul Watson-Curtze Mansion houses the newly restored Hagen History Center. The building itself gives visitors a peek into the splendor of these amazing mansions that, at one time, were home to many wealthy families on West Sixth Street in Erie, nicknamed "Millionaires Row." Currently,...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 12 December 2016

my son and future bride's wedding was held here on december 10th. the facility was absolutely great . the rooms and woodwork were all original . The displays were great and it appeared that many were interactive. the staff were polite and helpful. If in...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank wiley4312
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We tried to visit the Hagen Center earlier in the year when we passed through Erie on a Tuesday, but it wasn't open. We were very glad we stopped on a Friday as the home is well worth the hour we spent exploring it. Very...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank _scotmiller1
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