State Museum of Pennsylvania
300 North Street
Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 17120
The State Museum of Pennsylvania is a non-profit museum in downtown Harrisburg, run by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to preserve and interpret the region's history and culture.
While it is officially named the State Museum of Pennsylvania, members of the public, as well as official publications, sometimes refer to the facility as the William Penn Memorial Museum; the museum's central hall features a large statue of Penn.
The museum includes a multi-media planetarium, as well as four floors of exhibits and displays covering Pennsylvania history from prehistoric times through current events. There are over three million objects in the museum's collections.
It moved to its present building in 1964. It is located adjacent to the State Capitol Building.
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