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State Museum of Pennsylvania

300 North St, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0101
+1 717-787-4980
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Packed full of Pa. information!

Everything you wanted to know about Pennsylvania and more. This museum is so interesting! You can... read more

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Karen4567
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Wells Tannery, Pennsylvania
A top notch museum and a great introduction to Pennsylvania!

My first trip to the museum was almost 40 years ago on a class trip and I remember how fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Speechdr7
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Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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Museum housing more than two million objects associated with or significant to the history and heritage of Pennsylvania.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“william penn” (14 reviews)
“third floor” (11 reviews)
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300 North St, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0101
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+1 717-787-4980
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"william penn"
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"third floor"
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"natural history"
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"three floors"
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"native americans"
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"civil war"
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"on display"
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"all ages"
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"right next door"
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"rainy day"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"two hours"
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"take your time"
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"nice gift shop"
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"couple of hours"
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"planetarium"
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Reviewed today

Everything you wanted to know about Pennsylvania and more. This museum is so interesting! You can learn about Pennsylvania from the early beginning to all the products made here to the famous people who lived here.

Thank Karen4567
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My first trip to the museum was almost 40 years ago on a class trip and I remember how fascinating it was. I have been back several times over the years and went back again yesterday. Much of what is there is the same as...More

Thank Speechdr7
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful way to spend a day especially when it is raining. There is a caution about parking. The meters require a credit card or $6,00 in quarters. If you go on the week-end you can park around the building for no charge, in employee...More

Thank Eleanor Ann B
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Not been here in 2 years and wanted to see whats changed. There was so much more to see than my last visit! For $7 its worth every single penny for three floors of history and info. Seeing as it was a busy day at...More

Thank Lucyj96
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

This museum has plenty of variety for anyone who wants to walk a museum. From dinosaurs to Indian villages, from Pennsylvania wildlife to reptiles, this is a museum to see. The three levels of landscape for things to see, plus, the gift store on the...More

Thank Jeanne S
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Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

The exhibits were really interesting. I liked the exhibits on local archeology, and the I industrial history.

Thank Nancy M
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The State Museum of Pennsylvania is itself an architectural museum piece embodying as it does both 1930s art deco influences combined with post-war modernism. This heightens the cornucopia of artifacts contained within it covering as it does everything from prehistoric Pennsylvania to the modern age....More

Thank DonMarinelli
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Reviewed March 25, 2018

three floors of attractions....a good variety of topics covered...civil war...native Americans....industry...people from Pennsylvania

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

We spent a few hours there and have not even seen everything. The round setup is a great idea to navigate the floors. The exhibits were well designed and interesting, and we learned a lot about PA (a lot more than I thought we would)....More

Thank Charles2B
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

Once a year on Charter Day the museum brings out the PA charter from the archives and puts it on display. It is four pages of beauty from the ink drawings to the letters. There were two guides on duty to answer all your questions....More

Thank joyceTL4
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August 12, 2016|
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Adults - $7.00 Senior Citizens (65 & older) - $6.00 Children ages 1-11 - $5.00 Active duty military and their immediate family (with ID) - free Retired military personnel only (with ID) - free State Museum Affiliate Members... More
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July 16, 2016|
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There are no scooter rentals but there are Wheel Chairs available to use. Only need to swap out your license.
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June 27, 2015|
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Response from CatStone | Reviewed this property |
I was just there this weekend and it is now $7 for adults, which is a minimal fee given all the incredible exhibits.
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