Click here to view our Summer 2020 Newsletter. We had a fantastic response with 270 people attending our July 16th Virtual Art & Architecture Tour! If you missed it, catch the program here on YouTube. We hope you can take a short break to explore Phoenixville’s architectural and artistic treasures. Video of the Chester […]
The Schuylkill River Heritage Center is an historic gateway to northern Chester County that provides information about places of interest to visit throughout the county. It also highlights the Schuylkill River’s resources from Pottsville to Philadelphia.
Historic artifacts and large murals showcase the industrial legacy of the Schuylkill River and the former Phoenix Iron and Steel company. Constantly running videos give visitors a comprehensive overview of the region’s resources and its history.
The Phoenix Iron Company Foundry, built in 1882, is home to the Schuylkill River Heritage Center. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-3pm. On First Fridays, we are also open from 5:30pm-7:30pm.
Thursday, September 10th at 7:30 PM David Blackburn, the Site Director at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, will present the story of the historic transatlantic connections for iron-making between Britain and the USA.
Thursday, October 15th at 7:30 PM (Rescheduled) Daniel Campbell, President of the Society for the Preservation of Mills, will give a presentation about historic mills in Chester and Delaware Counties.
Tuesday, November 10th at 7:30 PM (Rescheduled) – Steve Elkinton, Parks & Trails Throughout the USA featuring Steve Elkinton, who worked at the National Park Service for 36 years.
Samuel Reeves’ designs for the Phoenix Column Tower (the Centennial Tower) became the inspiration for the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
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Schuylkill River Heritage Center
This history/geography app will give you the opportunity to learn about our area as you are driving, hiking, or biking. Included are points of interest from Valley Forge National Historical Park along the Schuylkill River to Spring City and Royersford. It includes all of the Phoenixville Borough, Schuylkill, East Pikeland, Charlestown, and West Pikeland Townships. It includes photography and descriptive information of more than 80 historic places in the region.