Pennsylvania Trails of History

State Museum of Pennsylvania

Museum · Central Business District
300 North St (at Forster St), Harrisburg, PA 17120, United States
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  • Today
    • 9:00 AM–7:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 8:00 AM–1:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 8:00 AM–2:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–8:00 PM
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Presenting the Commonwealth's heritage from the earth's beginnings to the present.


Based on 54 votes

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    Christopher M.
    "Great planetarium show but I was sleepy and fell asleep"(3 Tips)
    Zach C.
    "The dinosaurs and Civil War exhibits are must sees!"(4 Tips)
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  • Deepti A.

    Loved the museum! The art sections is one of the best !!!

    Deepti Alla · December 12, 2014
  • Deborah K.

    Visit Rescue Community Church here at the museum, Sundays at 11. Stay and visit the museum for free after! :)

    Deborah Klawitter · March 9, 2014
  • Deborah K.

    Sundays at 11. Visit Rescue Community Church!

    Deborah Klawitter · January 26, 2014
  • visitPA

    With four floors of interactive exhibits and activities representing Pennsylvania's story from Earth's beginning to today, the State Museum is a great place to keep growing minds engaged.

    visitPA · August 9, 2013
  • Chris C.

    Tell them you are a AAA member for a $1 discount (normally $5/adult).

    Chris Champion · July 21, 2013
  • David C.

    Tuck the wife and the niece today had a blast with some history figures and cars. Here is a pic of one of my favorite cars.

    David Corbitt · May 26, 2013
  • Hannah

    Check out the Art of the State show on the 2nd floor! This juried exhibit runs through September 9th and showcases 130 pieces from 117 artists working throughout the commonwealth.

    Hannah · June 17, 2012
  • Christopher M.

    Great planetarium show but I was sleepy and fell asleep

    Christopher Markley · September 4, 2011
  • Juls B.

    Look for professor Shope in the planetarium! He is AWESOME!

    Juls Brinjac · June 25, 2011
  • Chris S.

    Check out the Planetarium (on the 3rd floor)! They run public shows every weekend. It's a must see!

    Chris Shope · June 19, 2011
  • Derek M.

    Fantastic children's play area just as you enter. Hours of fun for kids on a cold or rainy day!

    Derek M · March 12, 2011
  • Central Penn College

    Ever wonder how many great things came out of PA? Check out the State Museum, just minutes away from our Summerdale campus, and learn about everything that makes Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania!

    Central Penn College · March 2, 2011
  • Visit Hershey Harrisburg

    Explore 4 floors of natural history while you learn about the state of Pennsylvania from the beginning! Read more

    Visit Hershey Harrisburg · November 4, 2010
  • Zach C.

    The dinosaurs and Civil War exhibits are must sees!

    Zach Chizar · October 21, 2010
  • Traci R.

    When you don't know what to do with an afternoon, the Museum is a good place to start.

    Traci Rabenstein · June 4, 2010
  • Howard P.

    Don't forget to check out Mammal Hall on the Third Floor!

    Howard Pollman · June 3, 2010
  • Amanda S.

    Go check out the mastodon exhibit on the first floor. Read more

    Amanda Shafer · February 16, 2010

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