State Museum

Adjacent to the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg, The State Museum of Pennsylvania offers expansive collections interpreting the state's fascinating heritage. With exhibits examining the dawn of geologic time, the Native American experience, the colonial and Revolutionary eras, a pivotal American Civil War battleground and the Commonwealth's vast industrial age, The State Museum demonstrates that Pennsylvania's story is America’s story.

300 North Street (Third St. between North and Forster Sts.)
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-4980

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Archaeology and Anthropology Gallery

Archaeologists preserve the past and educate the public about the role of archaeology in preserving our heritage. In Harrisburg, The State Museum of Pennsylvania's Archaeology and Anthropology Gallery (2nd floor) focuses on the cultural heritage of Pennsylvanians. Visitors can explore nearly 16,000 years of human occupation, from Native American prehistory through European colonization. The museum is also the official repository for state and federal archaeological investigations and curates these collections for future generations.

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