With the 128-mile Schuylkill River as its spine, our Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area is alive with a remarkable diversity of historic, recreational and cultural attractions. Visitors can shadow the birth of our nation from the fabled landmarks of Philadelphia to the huts and hollows of Valley Forge. Upstream you'll find a wealth of historic places, quaint river towns, parks and access to the river and trails. Learn more about us.

Visit our Schuylkill River Trail Website to explore the region by trail!



There's always something new to discover. Let the river - and this website - be your guide.

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Borrow a Free Bike!

Logo for Bike SchuylkillBike Pottstown and Bike Schuylkill are free bike share programs in Pottstown, Phoenixville and Hamburg. Learn more at bikeschuylkill.org.

MCCC and SRHA Partner to Build Academic and Heritage Center

Learn about about our partnership with Montgomery County Community College and the proposed Schuylkill River Academic and Heritage Center.

The Circuit

Visit the official website of Greater Philadelphia's Regional Trail Network.

Schuylkill Action Network (SAN)

logo for Schuylkill Action NetworkSAN focuses on protecting Schuylkill River waters.
Visit SAN's Website

Schuylkillriver.org Honored

Top National Heritage WebsitesSchuylkillriver.org has been named a top national heritage website! Check it out.


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Memberships start as low as $25 a year. Click here to join, donate or learn about membership levels and opportunities.

Schuylkill River Sojourn

The 17th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn took 184 paddlers down the river from June 6-12 Learn more.

New Executive Director

Our New Executive Director Silas Chamberlin joined the Schuylkill River Heritage Area on May 4. Learn more

We're Hiring! Education Coordinator Wanted

We are seeking a part-time, seasonal education coordinator to manage summer programs. Click here for details.

2015 Pedal and Paddles

While our popular Pedal & Paddles are sold out, we still have a few spaces left for our Hike & Paddle. Learn more.

An Ale for the Trail!

The new SRT Ale is dedicated to the Schuylkill River Trail. It was launched on Earth Day following the 6-day SRT Spree. Learn more.

Schuylkill River Heritage Area Blog

Find out what's happening in the Schuylkill River Heritage Area. Read the blog.

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Visit the River of Revolutions Interpretive Center

Learn about the role the Schuylkill River played through history. Learn more.

Schuylkill River Trail News

Free Maps! Find out where you can get a free Schuylkill River Trail map.

Trail volunteers needed! We rely on volunteers to maintain the trail in Berks & Schuylkill Counties. Find out how you can help.

First Annual Dinner

Read about our colonial dinner in the 1762 White Horse Inn Learn more.

Schuylkill River Restoration Fund

Click here for Schuylkill River Restoration Fund information.

Schuylkill Highlands CLI Grants

Click here to learn about mini-grants for nature based tourism and conservation projects.

FREE 2014 River of the Year Posters

The Schuylkill River was PA's 2014 River of the Year! While this honor is now over, we still have free River of the Year posters. Learn More

Traveling Quilt Exhibit Coming in 2016

We are proud to be participating as a host of this amazing exhibit which will travel around the country until Jan. 2017, coming to Pottstown in Oct. '16. Learn more

FLOW: Now out in Paperback

Read this lyrical autobiography of the Schuylkill River by acclaimed author Beth Kephart Learn more

Revolutionary War Illustration Exhibit

Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th Century Illustrations of the American Revolution. Learn more

Find Unique Gifts

Check out our online River Store for books, artwork, mugs & more. Click here.

National Park Passport Stamps Available from Schuylkill River Heritage Area offices

Visiting Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area? Document your visit with a National Park Service Passport cancellation stamp, available at our Pottstown headquarters.