Revolutionary River

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.


Chief Robert Redhawk talks with Sojourners about Lenni Lenape cultural traditions

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.

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Load Railroad cars, Historical Society of Schuylkill County

Independence. Innovation. Awareness.

This region is nationally significant for the role that its people, places, & events played in the American, Industrial, &Environmental Revolutions.

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Map of the Schuylkill River Heritage Area

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.

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