Virtual Tour

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is committed to education and sharing information about the Commonwealth's vast and fascinating history. Hundreds of archaeological sites have been excavated in Pennsylvania. Investigations have explored habitation sites representing more than 16,000 years of prehistory, back to the time of the last Ice Age, when wooly elephants and saber-toothed tigers roamed the landscape.

This video introduces you to The State Museum's Anthropology and Archaeology Gallery and the incredible variety of cultures that formerly occupied our state. Exhibits illustrate archaeological methods of excavation and artifact analysis as well as the results of over 75 years of research.

Enjoy the show and schedule a visit to The State Museum of Pennsylvania for an in-depth look at our archaeological heritage.