• Schuylkill River

    Schuylkill River Valley

    National Heritage Area Pennsylvania

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Schuylkill River National Heritage Area
140 College Drive
Pottstown, PA 19464

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(484) 945-0200

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(484) 945-0204

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www.schuylkillriver.org

Did You Know?

Photo courtesy VFCVB

Eastern State Penitentiary, Philadelphia, opened in 1829 as part of a movement to change the behavior of inmates through "confinement in solitude with labor." It is estimated that more than 300 prisons worldwide are based on the Penitentiary's "radial" floor plan.