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State Museum of Pennsylvania

300 North St, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0101
+1 717-787-4980
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Fun little museum!

The museum has 3 floors to tour which also includes a Planetarium. -First floor is great for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Alex M
via mobile
Excellent Juried Show: "Art of the State" every summer

I visit this museum annually, in the summertime when the juried art show "Art of the State" is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
SongBird212
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Philadelphia, 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 good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“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"
in 24 reviews
"on display"
in 12 reviews
"all ages"
in 11 reviews
"right next door"
in 3 reviews
"rainy day"
in 6 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
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"two hours"
in 7 reviews
"take your time"
in 4 reviews
"nice gift shop"
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"couple of hours"
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"planetarium"
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"dinosaurs"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The museum has 3 floors to tour which also includes a Planetarium. -First floor is great for visitors to PA as it provides a lot of interesting facts on PA treasures (who knew the slinky was invented in PA)! It also has a section with...More

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit this museum annually, in the summertime when the juried art show "Art of the State" is showing. This outstanding art show features art in every medium, created by artists from all over Pennsylvania. The Museum is an interesting place and I look forward...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The State Museum has a planetarium, science, history and often art all under the same roof. And if you have children under 6, they also have a creative play space for them. There is a LOT to see, but there are great restaurants nearby and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the exhibit about the turnpike. Incredible to think it's close to 80 years old. Fascinating to read about what it was built to achieve, particularly as nowadays there is so much resistance to new toll roads!

Thank Wayne F
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

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

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Reviewed May 19, 2018

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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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