The State Museum of Pennsylvania: Presenting the Commonwealth's heritage from the earth's beginning to the present. The museum includes fine art galleries, archaeological artifacts, decorative arts, dioramas, industrial and technological innovations and military history. Attractions include the Planetarium, Dino Lab, a Civil War exhibit and Curiosity Connection. Programs include concerts, lectures, exhibits and workshops. Adjacent to the State Archives and the State Capitol. Visitor services include a self-guided tour, museum shop and lunchroom. Volunteer support provided by the Friends of the State Museum.
The Pennsylvania State Archives: Established in 1903, the State Archives is the official repository for permanently valuable government records dating back to the founding of the Commonwealth in 1681. Next to The State Museum, over 200 million documents, maps and photographs are available for public use in the Archives Search Room. A favorite resource for historians, genealogists and the just plain curious.