See History: Original Penn Charter on View Week of March 12

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) will celebrate the commonwealth’s 342nd birthday on Sunday, March 12, with a rare display of William Penn’s original charter at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg and free admission to many historic sites and museums

Once a year, the original, 342-year-old Charter is put on display for a limited time. This year, you can view the Penn Charter only from Sunday, March 12, until Friday, March 17, at 1 p.m. when the document will return to a high-security vault that protects it from strong light and environmental fluctuations. Click here to learn more about viewing the charter. 

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