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Allegheny Aqueduct Historical Park Allegheny Aqueduct Historical Park
The Allegheny Aqueduct was built by the Schuylkill Navigation Company in 1824 as a "bridge for boats" because the Allegheny Creek could not be incorporated into the canal system.
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Berks County Heritage Center Berks County Heritage Center
Berks County has a long and storied past as the center of Pennsylvania German culture, a pivotal transportation center for canals and railroads, and the home to many significant industries. The Berks County Heritage Center tells the story of the communities and people of this unique part of Pennsylvania.
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Black Rock Sanctuary Black Rock Sanctuary
One of 22 desilting basin complexes created in the 1940s and '50s for the Schuylkill River Desilting Project, the land has been reclaimed by Chester County as a park and sanctuary for wildlife and migrating waterfowl.
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Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center
Learn about your watershed and the history of one of America's earliest water pumping stations. The Water Works is in the heart of Philadelphia's Fairmount Park and at the end of famed Boathouse Row.
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Franklin Institute Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute Science Museum offers new and exciting access to science and technology in ways that would both amaze and delight Mister Benjamin Franklin.
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Historical Society of Schuylkill County Historical Society of Schuylkill County
Incorporated in 1903, the Historical Society of Schuylkill County is the official historical society of the county. The Historical Society of Schuylkill County has a very diverse collection of historical material that has been assembled over the past 100 years from the people that have shaped the rich history of Schuylkill County. The Society is housed in downtown Pottsville at the site of the first school in Pottsville, the Female Grammar School, built in 1863.
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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is one of the finest examples of a rural American 19th century iron plantation.
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Manayunk Towpath Manayunk Towpath
While cycling, Manayunk can be a destination or an excellent resting point on the Philadelphia-to-Valley Forge section of the Schuylkill River Trail.
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Molly Maguire Auto Tour Molly Maguire Auto Tour
Were the Molly Maguires victims or villains? You decide as you visit the sites where the organized labor movement began and relive the events that lead to the death of over a dozen men in Schuylkill County's Coal Country.
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National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum is a project of the Graystone Society, whose mission is to promote an understanding of the iron and steel history of Coatesville, Chester County, Southeastern Pennsylvania and the region by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting iron and steel’s history and its relationship to the region and nation beyond.
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