• Schuylkill River

    Schuylkill River Valley

    National Heritage Area Pennsylvania


The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area is managed by the Schuylkill River Greenway Association., a 501(c)3 non-profit.

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.