The State Museum of Pennsylvania.


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The State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024
(717) 787-4980

The State Museum of Pennsylvania is open

Wednesday - Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 Noon - 5:00 PM

Holiday hours subject to change.

Click here for admission rates.

The State Museum is the ideal location for a field trip for you and your students. We offer a variety of learning opportunities and resources to guide students through the museum as they experience, up close and personal, all that you have taught them in the classroom. Please call our reservation line at (717) 772-6997 to schedule your visit. We invite you to take some time and explore the rest of our web site and the other sites listed below so you and your class can get the most out of your visit to The State Museum.

Also, coming soon, our Teachers pages in the Learn section for pages devoted entirely to you and your needs!

About the Museum
Located in the state capital of Harrisburg, The State Museum of Pennsylvania covers all aspects of Pennsylvania history and holds significant collections, that relate to some of America’s most seminal, well-known events as well as important, historical individuals. Situated next to the State Capitol building, The State Museum is a mecca for 135,000 schoolchildren and adults who visit annually, seeking history and culture. Significantly, The State Museum has more visitors than any other museum in Pennsylvania between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, except for the Gettysburg National Battlefield. From its outstanding Civil War exhibits, to notable artifacts representing the foundations of American industry as well as political history dating to the early republic, The State Museum is the only museum in the Commonwealth where the public can experience the full expanse of the state’s heritage and its connections to the national experience.

Administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. ®2005 SMPA Terms of Use/Copyright