detail from The Battle of Gettysburg by
Peter Frederick Rothermel. The painting is located in the
Civil War Gallery.
history comes alive at The State Museum of Pennsylvania. Located
in the heart of Harrisburg, The State Museum is a where you can
discover exhibits that arouse your curiosity about the Commonwealth,
challenge you to think and provide insights into times past and
present. It’s a place where you can learn about dinosaurs
and archaeological digs in the morning, walk through the life of
a Native American over lunch and view fine art in the afternoon,
only to realize that you still haven’t seen it all! Popular
exhibits include The Civil War, Industry and Technology, Archaeology,
and Geology and Fine Art. Feel
free to take a look at some of these exhibits here, on this web
site, and then come in and see for yourself what fun you could have
at The State Museum.