Museums in Pennsylvania
Dauphin County

Head to Dauphin County PA and the museums in Pennsylvania on your vacation to the Harrisburg PA region.

Enjoy antique autos, a plantation visit and mansion tour, and art exhibits at the various museums in the county.

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum Inc
161 Museum Dr
Hershey PA 17033

Open 9 AM-5 PM daily

This is a great museum for those who love cars from days gone by.

  • 100 cars displayed
  • Exhibits
  • Museum of Bus Transportation
  • Antique Motorcycle Club of America with a 50+ motorcycle collection
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Doll House Museum
2004 State Street
Harrisburg PA 17103

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Open May-December

  • 5000+ dolls and toys from mid 1800s to today
  • Museum is a Victorian era doll house with 10 rooms
Doll House Museum Harrisburg PA doll with a miniature chair

Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
5300 N Front St

May-December Tues-Sat 10 AM-4:30 PM, Sunday 12-4:30 PM

  • 40 acres
  • 9 structures on a 19th century plantation
  • Mansion tours

The Hershey Story
Museum on Chocolate Avenue
63 West Chocolate Avenue

Open 9 AM-5:30 PM

  • Interactive exhibits
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Classes
three Hershey chocolate kisses candy

Susquehanna Art Museum
301 Market St
Harrisburg 17101

Tues-Wed, Fri-Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Thurs 4-8 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM

  • Internationally, nationally recognized artists
  • Regional artists
  • Exhibits
  • Educational programs
  • Tours

Mechanicsburg Museum
65 Creek Bank Drive
Mechanicsburg PA 17050
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Wed-Sat 12-3 PM

  • Educational programs
  • Historical buildings include:
    The Stationmaster’s House, Frankeberger Tavern, Freight Station, Passenger Station, Washington Street Station

Museum of Bus Transportation
161 Museum Drive
Hershey PA 17033

9 AM-5 PM daily

  • Historical restored buses
  • Displays
  • Memorabilia include signs, photos, model buses

Pennsylvania National Fire Museum
1820 N 4th St
Harrisburg PA 17102

Tues-Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 1-4 PM

  • Late 1800’s Victorian firehouse
  • Artifacts include tools, engines, clothes and equipment from the past and present
  • Exhibits

State Museum of Pennsylvania

Museums in Pennsylvania State Museum of Pennsylvania building in Harrisburg, Dauphin County PA

300 North Street
Harrisburg 17120

Mon-Sat 9 AM-5 PM, Sun 12-5 PM

  • Pennsylvania history
  • Exhibits
  • Planetarium
  • Hands on experiments
  • Artifacts

The National Civil War Museum
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park
Harrisburg 17105

Mon-Tue, Thurs-Sat 10 AM-5 PM, Wed 10 AM-8 PM, Sun 12-5 PM

  • 24,000+ items including artifacts, photographs, documents

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
222 Market Street
Harrisburg 17101

Tues-Sat 9:30 AM-5 PM, Sunday 11:30 AM-5 PM

  • Interactive exhibits
  • Theaters
  • Science center – hands on experiments, exhibits, programs

Enjoy visiting the museums in Pennsylvania in the Harrisburg PA area!

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