Many communities throughout the Heritage Area have developed walking and driving tours to help share their unique stories. A variety of self-guided tour brochures are available, allowing visitors to discover the rich heritage of the region simply by driving through the countryside or walking through some of the region’s historic downtowns.
There are a number of tours that celebrate the unique history, art and culture of the region. For example, the Hex Barn Art Tour takes visitors through some of Berks County’s most scenic roadways on a journey of discovery to over 20 barns bearing striking and distinctive Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs. A self-guided walking tour of Pottsville highlights the city’s murals, while another focuses on points of interest, including America’s oldest brewery, the prison where the Molly Maguires were hanged, Pottsville’s oldest church, and many more sites. Not all driving and walking tours are self-guided. Historic Germantown Tour Packages offer themed, guided tours that give an indepth look at several of Germantown’s 15 historic sites. A wide variety of guided walking tours can be found in Philadelphia (see link right).
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...Learn More
Cliveden is often called “the Chew House” because seven generations of one family lived within its elegant colonial walls for more than 200 years. Cliveden’s brush with American history...Learn More
Take a 28-mile self-guided driving tour into the heart of Greater Reading’s farm country and discover Hex Signs, a uniquely American art form and best known symbol of the...Learn More
Daniel Boone is an American legend, and he developed his love of nature, and inquisitive nature on his family’s farm in the Oley Valley. After Daniel’s father, Squire Boone,...Learn More
Fairmount Park was officially founded in 1855 when the Lemon Hill estate was dedicated as a public park and renamed Fairmount Park. Support came from 2,400 citizens who signed...Learn More
The Pottstown RiverWalk is a trail located in Riverfront Park that connects to the park’s existing Schuylkill River Trail, creating a one-mile loop trail through a wooded area and...Learn More
This first public, non-sectarian cemetery in Montgomery County was founded in 1847. It contains the remains of some of the most notable families of the area and boasts over...Learn More