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State Museum of Pennsylvania

300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0101
+1 717-787-4979
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Nice museum

One of the better state museums out there. We were planning on about 90 minutes for this stop and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hillsboro, Oregon
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No trip to Harrisburg would be complete without spending some time at the Capitol Building and at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Museum housing more than two million objects associated with or significant to the history and heritage of Pennsylvania.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0101
+1 717-787-4979
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

One of the better state museums out there. We were planning on about 90 minutes for this stop and ended up spending over 3 hours taking it all in. The top floor (natural history) is well laid out and flows quite intuitively. The second floor...More

Thank Roadtripsters2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No trip to Harrisburg would be complete without spending some time at the Capitol Building and at the State Museum. The staff at the State Museum was so friendly and welcoming...which alone made it worth spending time therein. Go for the science...go for the history...go...More

Thank bishj0
Reviewed 12 August 2017

I was very impressed with the may exhibits and what the beautiful Keystone state has had to offer this country over its history. Displays are well lighted, and well documented. There are places to sit around the exhibits and one can take your time and...More

Thank Retiredrn365
Reviewed 12 August 2017

If you stay in Harrisburg take a chance to visit State museum of Pennsylvania. You will definitely find something you like there: starting from prehistoric times, mammoth skeleton to Civil war history and nuclear engineering.

Thank Eoryazantseva
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We spent about 4 hours here and we could have easily spent more! There is much wonderful stuff in this museum about the amazing state of PA and I know I didn't see everything they had to offer! I especially loved the art exhibit that...More

Thank Jessi M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Visited over the Memorial Day Weekend. If you're an ASTC member living outside of 90 miles, it's free! Three floors of very interesting exhibits, including Native Americans, Civil War, Transportation, Paleontology among others. Not too crowded over a holiday weekend which was even better,. The...More

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great museum. Huge variety of all the history that has been and continues to affect and change Pennsylvania. Great exhibits and love the way of seeing it all in circular pattern layout.

Thank James C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

On a Friday afternoon, cut a little short by closing time at 5, my sister-in-law and I soaked up PA and regional American history and even failed (mea culpa) to get us all the way to the top level, the recommended starting point. Admission is...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Cute museum and reasonably priced. Needs some updates and better plaques. Seems like they are in the process of doing this.

Thank cate0072015
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Several exhibits are being update and new galleries. They have free military entrance which is a plus as well

Thank Alyssa B
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pat g
12 August 2016|
Response from Thomas K | Reviewed this property |
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
David B
17 July 2016|
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Response from David B |
There are no scooter rentals but there are Wheel Chairs available to use. Only need to swap out your license.
Julie S
28 June 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.