The Commonwealth's collection of state-issued Civil War and Spanish-American War flags serves as an invaluable window into the nature of Civil War battle. These colors are significant artifacts that demonstrate the heroism displayed by all Civil War soldiers on the battlefield.
As custodian of these state treasures, the Capitol Preservation Committee offers free public tours of the collection, via appointment, M-F, 8:00 am through 4:00 pm.
The new Pennsylvania Civil War Battle Flag Education Center is now open for scheduled tours. Please refer to the attached links for directions to the new facility, as well as revised guidelines due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
For questions regarding a specific flag, the collection or to schedule a tour, please contact Historian Jason Wilson at 717-783-6484, or via email at