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State Museum of Pennsylvania

300 North St, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0101
+1 717-787-4980
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This museum has plenty of variety for anyone who wants to walk a museum. From dinosaurs to Indian... read more

Reviewed today
Jeanne S
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Lewistown
Educational

The exhibits were really interesting. I liked the exhibits on local archeology, and the I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nancy M
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Greencastle, 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"
in 14 reviews
"third floor"
in 11 reviews
"natural history"
in 8 reviews
"native americans"
in 8 reviews
"mammal hall"
in 4 reviews
"three floors"
in 9 reviews
"civil war"
in 23 reviews
"on display"
in 12 reviews
"all ages"
in 10 reviews
"right next door"
in 3 reviews
"rainy day"
in 6 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 4 reviews
"nice gift shop"
in 3 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 4 reviews
"planetarium"
in 45 reviews
"dinosaurs"
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Reviewed today

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 2 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 13 March 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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Reviewed 12 March 2018

When in Harrisburg the State Museum is a must see for all ages. The displays are well kept and interesting and you can take your time touring through. Hands on activities for the young ones and some learning programs scheduled during the day. The gift...More

Thank eljay2016
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

This museum is 4 floors of fun for all ages. Growing up in the general vicinity of the museum, I’ve enjoyed visiting almost yearly for the past 30 years. Yesterday I took my toddler and she may have had more fun than I ever did....More

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Our family of 5 split up and visited areas that captured their interest/imagination. Being from New Zealand, I particularly enjoyed seeing displays on the coal and other stones in Pennsylvania, animals in the state, and the involvement of Pennsylvania in the Civil War. This museum...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

We were looking for a place to take our boys, ages 14 and 11, on a cold rainy Feb. Pennsylvania day. My husband found the State Museum of Pennsylvania online so we figured, why not? We were all impressed with the sheer amount of exhibits...More

1  Thank lalagirl78
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12 August 2016|
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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
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David B
17 July 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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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.
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