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Senate Library Exhibition's Goals & Academic Standards*

The Senate Library's goal for the exhibitions are to have all visitors experience a journey — from the Senate of the past to the Senate of today — learning about Pennsylvania's government and law-making process along the way. Some Pennsylvania Academic Standards are met in whole or in part by the exhibitions.

Inspired. Uncovered. Honored.
(Permanent Exhibition)

Privileged to Serve: Speakers and Presidents Pro Tempore of the Senate

Pennsylvania Senate: The Early Years

Spirit & Substance: 100 Years of Violet Oakley, Capitol Muralist

We Remember: Service to the State and Nation (2019)

Treasures of the Senate

We Remember: Service to the State and Nation (2020)

We Remember: Service to the State and Nation (2021)


Note: *The text for both the permanent exhibition and the case exhibitions are written (with the occasional exception of field-specific language) at the sixth grade level, hence the Pennsylvania Academic Standards for Grade 6 are used to support the exhibitions.

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 also learn who your State Senator and Representatives are, as well as just how does a bill become law in Pennsylvania.


Schedule a tour of the Pennsylvania Capitol

Take a 30-minute guided tour of "the handsomest building" President Theodore Roosevelt ever saw. Guided tours of Pennsylvania's Capitol are offered every half hour Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekends and most holidays tours are offered at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.


PA Capitol Self-Guided Tour Mobile App

We invite you to explore the Capitol using this self-guided tour. This app will help you navigate through this historic building, highlighting both the history and architecture that make our Capitol unique.

Take a 30-minute guided tour of "the handsomest building" President Theodore Roosevelt ever saw. Guided tours of Pennsylvania's Capitol are offered every half hour Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Weekends and most holidays tours are offered at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 3:00 p.m.


Civics 101

Civics 101, a free public service of PCN, is an online educational tool to help Pennsylvania students understand how our state government works. This tool is intended to supplement classroom learning, but can also be a useful tool in the home. Programs include interviews with elected officials, tours of the state capitol and Governor's residence, and so much more. In addition, an interactive video game is available to keep children interested and engaged.