• Schuylkill River

    Schuylkill River Valley

    National Heritage Area Pennsylvania


Located in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The major airport is Philadelphia. Visit the official Schuylkill River Heritage Area website for customized driving directions to selected sites.

Did You Know?

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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.