Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area

The Schuylkill River National Heritage Area celebrates the rich culture and history of the Schuylkill River watershed as one of America's most significant cultural and industrial regions. The boundaries of the Heritage Area cover Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Areathe Schuylkill River watershed in the following Counties: 

  • Berks
  • Chester
  • Montgomery
  • Philadelphia Counties
  • Schuylkill


This region is nationally significant for the role that its people, places, and events played in the American, Industrial, and Environmental Revolutions. The Heritage Area is home to over 3.2 million people across the five counties. Approximately 1.5 million people draw their drinking water directly from the River.