Zimmerman Center for Heritage

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The Zimmerman Center

NPS / Susquehanna Heritage

Location: Wrightsville, Pennsylvania
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (Closed on major holidays)
Guided tours are available on weekends.

Things to Do:

  • Museum exhibits
  • Boat launch
  • Native Lands Park
  • Guided tours, hikes, & boat rides
  • Youth programs & school groups


Address: 1706 Long Level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368
Website: www.susquehannaheritage.org/explore-2/zimmerman-center/
Email: info@susquehannaheritage.org
Phone: (717) 252-0229

 
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Native Lands Park

The site of the last known Susquehannock town, sixteen ninety-foot longhouses and acres of agricultural fields once stood here.

View from a kayak floating on a river.

Education & Tours on the Susquehanna

Join the Zimmerman Center for Heritage for youth programs, heritage tours, lectures, story time, boat tours, & more on the Susquehanna.

 
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The entrance sign for the Zimmerman Center for Heritage.

About the Zimmerman Center for Heritage


The Zimmerman Center for Heritage is the headquarters of the Susquehanna National Heritage Area and serves as the trail’s Pennsylvania visitor center.

Overlooking the Susquehanna River from Wrightsville, PA, the Zimmerman Center offers: a pier where visitors can launch a canoe or kayak; boat tours; the art collection “Visions of the Susquehanna River”; fieldtrip opportunities; and all the information you need to plan an adventure on the river.

The Zimmerman Center for Heritage is a fantastic resource for those looking to learn more about the Susquehannock Indians, the Iroquoian tribe who occupied the area for hundreds of years prior to European contact. Behind the Zimmerman Center, take a short hike up the hill to Native Lands Park, the site of the last known Susquehannock village. The tribe occupied 16 ninety-foot longhouses that overlooked the river from 1676-1680. Their story illustrates the dramatic impact that European colonization had on indigenous peoples. In Spring 2021, the Zimmerman Center unveiled a new exhibit on the Susquehannock Indians, which will include artifacts and a film.

 

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Last updated: April 25, 2022

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(757) 856-1220

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