Hours of Operation

The Centre Furnace Mansion and CCHS office will be closed for the holidays December 24- January 1. Office hours will resume on Monday, January 2. Normal tour hours at the Mansion will resume January 25 after the John H. Ziegler Historic Preservation Awards program. Please call or email us with any questions, or to visit the museum store, or if you would like to arrange for a tour at 814-234-4779 or email info@centrecountyhistory.org.

  • CCHS Office Hours: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
  • Mansion Tours Hours: 
    1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday, Friday by Appointment
    • Mansion Tours are free and open to the public.  Donations are welcome (suggested $4.00)
    • Please allow 1 hour for a tour. 
    • The first two floor are handicap accessible
  • Holidays:
    • CCHS is closed on Easter weekend and most National public holidays.  
    • The CCHS office is closed between Christmas and New Year’s. Office hours will resume the first weekday after New Year’s.
  • Garden & Grounds Hours: Dawn to dusk, the beautiful gardens and walking paths at the Mansion and Furnace Stack are open to the public. Interpretive signs are found along the trails.
    • Paths are handicap accessible.
  • Group Tours Welcome: Please call us at 814-234-4779 for additional information on how to schedule a school tour for your public, private, or homeschool classes; scout troop; PSU alumni group, etc.
  • Archives: Researchers requesting use of archival records should make an appointment by calling the Mansion office at (814)  234 – 4779.
  • Research Requests: Requests for research can be made by contacting the Mansion office at (814) 234 – 4779.  The research is conducted by volunteers, so please allow 2 weeks for processing. Photocopy and digitization fees may apply.
  • Inclement Weather: CCHS follows the delayed openings / closings of State College School District.  Please call the office before traveling to the Mansion during snowy/icy weather.