Established in 1905, the museum features preserved artifacts. Located across from the museum is the State Capitol. Exhibits located in the museum include the William Penn Memorial, Brockerhoff House, Archaeology, Military History, Fine Arts and more. Situated in the museum is a planetarium.
Since 1989, this museum has been providing the Harrisburg area with its fine art displays. The museum was created by four central Pennsylvania art educators. Many volunteers have helped support the museum. Exhibits change each year with the season. All art reflects the cultural heritage of the community.
The only museum in the United States that portrays the entire story of the American Civil War. Equally balanced presentations are humanistic in nature without bias to Union or Confederate causes.