For Educators

For Educators

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


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.