No Tours January 19 and 20 :
Due to the impending snow storm, we will not be conducting tours of the Capitol, Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20, 2019.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Welcome to your Keystone Classroom!
Here, teachers and students of all ages will find resources providing an abundance of interesting information on this great Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Legislature and our Capitol. You can even take an online quiz to test your knowledge of Pennsylvania!
Did you know that William Penn came from England to settle Pennsylvania in 1682, that our state dog is the Great Dane, and that our state beverage is milk? Did you also know that Pennsylvania was the FIRST state to have a public library, successful newspaper, public zoo, commercial radio station, steamboat, and state police, and was FIRST in production of pretzels, potato chips, scrapple, sausage and mushrooms? There are many politicians, authors, entertainers and inventors who have made Pennsylvania their home – Ben Franklin, James Buchanan, Louisa May Alcott, Jimmy Stewart, and Milton S. Hershey to name a few.
Did you also know that the Pennsylvania General Assembly meets in the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg? Our General Assembly is comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives. There are 50 Senators and 203 Representatives.
Be sure to click around here and check out all of the information, facts and trivia on our great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania!
When you come to visit our beautiful Capitol, be sure to stop in the Interactive Welcome Center, where you can learn, have fun and explore all things Pennsylvania.