The State Museum of Pennsylvania – The Official Museum of the Commonwealth

An integral part of the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg, generations of Pennsylvanians have visited their State Museum every year since 1965: 60,000 school children annually, with a total of 130,000 families & children, PA citizens, and tourists visit every year.

They come from far and wide: Visitors from 66 of PA’s 67 counties, with a concentration of visitors from Dauphin, York, Cumberland, Franklin, Adams, Perry, Lebanon, Lancaster, Berks, Lehigh, Schuylkill, Lackawanna, and Luzerne counties, among numerous others.

Besides the Gettysburg National Military Park, The State Museum is the largest and most visited museum between Philadelphia & Pittsburgh.

Become an integral part of The State Museum’s educational mission to preserve and share Pennsylvania’s great heritage


Become a State Museum Affiliate of the Pennsylvania Heritage Society® today and receive free general admission, including Curiosity Connection,™ at The State Museum of Pennsylvania and free general admission to all of the exciting historic sites and museums on the Pennsylvania Trails of History.™ As a State Museum affiliate, you will also receive quarterly e-news about upcoming exhibits and opportunities at the museum and much, much more!

You can join online at or by calling 1-866-823-6539.


Through the Commonwealth's Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, The State Museum receives annual operating funds from the General Assembly. But your financial contributions to The State Museum can also greatly support valuable educational programming, exhibitions, conservation of collections, and other special projects.

Please consider supporting an educational program, an exhibition, or a special collection at The State Museum. Your financial contributions can leverage significant support from other individuals, corporations, and foundations.

For more information, contact:

Beth Hager
Development Officer
Pennsylvania Heritage Society
Keystone Building
400 North Street
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 705-8640

The Pennsylvania Heritage Society is a non-profit organization supporting the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission


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