About the Schuylkill River Heritage Area

The Schuylkill River is the River of Revolutions. It played a valuable role in the American Revolution; served as a transportation route during the Industrial Revolution; and it ushered in the Environmental Revolution when it became the site of the first major environmental cleanup of its kind. Today, the Schuylkill River Trail and the Schuylkill River Sojourn keep people in touch with this river that helped make American history.