Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area
It’s impossible to truly discover the cultural, natural, and historic wonders of Pennsylvania without a visit to the Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage Area. As Pennsylvania’s first designated Scenic River, the Schuylkill has been instrumental in shaping the nation’s heritage for more than 300 years, playing an important role in three revolutions: the American, Industrial, and Environmental.
And with a combination of Revolutionary War history, 19th century industrial sites, and thousands of acres of national, state, and community parkland, it’s the perfect destination for travelers of all ages.
(Photo: Paddlers on the Schuylkill River)
Things to See and Do
Among the most historically significant places in the United States, the Park is home to the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall.
America’s oldest history museum features permanent exhibits on dinosaurs, wildlife, academy research, traveling exhibits and educational programs.
One of the finest examples of a rural American 19th century iron plantation. The buildings include a blast furnace, the ironmaster’s mansion, and auxiliary structures.
One of the great art institutions of the world the Museum houses over 225,000 works of art and offers a wealth of exhibitions and educational programs.
An artistic and educational resource featuring art galleries, natural science exhibits, an arboretum and planetarium.