• 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 Historical Society of Schuylkill County.

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.