The Schuylkill River Heritage Area is the birthplace of the movements that shaped the nation, fueled its growth, and reclaimed its future. It was along the banks of this river and its tributaries that the American, Industrial, and Environmental Revolutions were born. Explore the stories, visit the places, and experience the region’s vitality by visiting the Schuylkill River Heritage Area.
What is a Heritage Area?
Learn about the nationally important stories that celebrate our nation's diverse heritage at the 49 National Heritage Areas across the country.Read More
Independence. Innovation. Awareness.
This region is nationally significant for the role that its people, places, & events played in the American, Industrial, &Environmental Revolutions.Read More
Visit the Schuylkill
The Schuylkill's rich heritage extends 128 miles, from coal country in the north to the city of Philadelphia in the south.Read More
Did You Know?
Up to one-half million tons of coal were annually shipped along the Schuylkill Canal (Navigation System) from Schuylkill County to Philadelphia in the late 1800’s. Photo courtesy Historical Society of Schuylkill County.