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Wertz's Covered Bridge is one of 5 remaining covered bridges in Berks County.

Operating Hours/Cost
Open from May 1 through the last Sunday in October.

Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m. Closed Mondays.

July 17-19, 2018
Half-Day History Camp for Kids at Berks Co. Heritage Ctr
This exceptional experience of interactive programs will expose children to three different aspects of early life in Berks County. Students aged 6-12 will explore the Berks County Heritage Center and its surrounding area.

The Heritage Center is located along the Tulpehocken Creek west of Reading and is home to the Gruber Wagon Works, a National Historic Landmark, the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center, Wertz's Covered Bridge, Melcher's Grist Mill, Deppen Cemetery, Bicentennial Eagle Memorial, Police and Veteran's Memorial, Doctor's Grove, and the Distlefink. The Union Canal Towpath, a National Recreation Trail follows the remnants of one of Pennsylvania's earliest canals through the Heritage Center.

The Heritage Center hosts the annual Heritage Festival in October and several other annual events, along with a seasonal Interpretive Program series featuring workshops and programs for all ages.

Contact Information
1102 Red Bridge Road
Reading, PA 19605

phone: (610) 374-8839

website: Visit Official Web Site
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National Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic Places
National Recreation Trail

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The Heritage Center is located adjacent to Penn State Berks/Lehigh Campus off of Broadcasting Road.


Regional Location

Regional Map
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