Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania State Capitol

Visit Pennsylvania's capitol building and State Supreme Court for a tour of what Theodore Roosevelt claimed to be the "handsomest building" he ever saw. Guided tours are offered during the week and include the Main Rotunda, Senate Chamber, House of Representatives, Governor's Reception, and Supreme Court. Explore the Pennsylvania government at work by visiting the Welcome Center at the capitol, where you can debate and cast your vote, view "Uncommon Commonwealth" (an educational video), learn about your local legislator, as well as learn fun facts about Pennsylvania. Call 4-8 weeks in advance, and you can arrange for your students to meet with your representative.
 
Contact Info
Address: 3rd Street & State Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Dauphin County. Tel: 717-787-2372. Email: tourguid@os.pasen.gov. Website: www.pacapitol.com. Hrs: Vary. 
  
Trip Info
Grade Level: 5th-College. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Citizenship, Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue