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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Register Today for Our Fall Bike Ride!

Pedaling Through Our National Parks: Sept. 20-21. Take the Schuylkill River Trail to three National Parks. Hurry! Registration closes Sept. 18!

Become a Member

Membership levels begin as low as $25. Click here to learn more. Or, find out about our Endowment Fund here.

Schuylkill is PA's 2014 River of the Year!

The Schuylkill River is the 2014 River of the Year! Check out these River of the Year events


They Passed This Way: Campfire Presentation

Learn how the British used the Schuylkill River strategically during the American Revolution at this Sept. 23 special River of the Year campfire presentation at Valley Forge. Learn more.

Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show Opens September 16

We are pleased to announce the opening of our 11th Annual Scenes of the Schuylkill Art Show, which features 82 original works that celebrate the beauty of the region.

River Dreams: History, Hope & the Imagination

Beth Kephart, author of FLOW, will offer two special River of the Year presentations on October 14 in Pottstown and October 16 in Philadelphia. Learn more

Revolutionary War Illustration Exhibit

Our unique, traveling exhibit, Bringing the War of Independence to Life: 19th Century Illustrations of the American Revolution is now over for this year. Check back in the spring for our future plans for this exhibit. Learn more

Schuylkill River Sojourn

The 16th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn is now over. Thank you to everyone who paddled or assisted to make the sojourn a truly fabulous event. Learn more.

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Schuylkill River Heritage Area Blog

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

Pedal and Paddle

Our Pedal and Paddle events are held monthly from May through September. 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.

Find Unique Gifts

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

Visit the River of Revolutions Interpretive Center

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

View our 2012 Annual Report

Take a moment to read our 2012 Annual Report, which gives a brief overview of our achievements and funding for 2012. Read 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.