• Schuylkill River

    Schuylkill River Valley

    National Heritage Area Pennsylvania

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.

Did You Know?

Photo courtesy VFNHP

The village of Valley Forge was settled by the workers at an iron forge begun in 1742. The forge and part of village were burned by the British army in 1777. Washington's quarters during the winter of 1777-78 were in the Isaac Potts house, a part of the original village.