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.