The Schuylkill River Heritage Center, located in the Foundry Building, tells the story of the Industrial legacy of the Schuylkill River and the former Phoenix Iron and Steel Company. Resources in Chester County and communities along the Schuylkill River Watershed are available.
Nestled along the Pickering Creek in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, The Mill at Anselma is an extraordinary artifact of 260 years of Chester County’s industrial heritage. The Mill stands as the most intact, authentic example of a custom water-powered grain mill in the United States and has been so honored by the U.S. Department of Interior as a National Historic Landmark.
Valley Forge National Historical Park is nationally significant as the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army under General George Washington. Few places evoke the spirit of patriotism and independence, represent individual and collective sacrifice, or demonstrate the resolve, tenacity and determination of the people of the United States to be free as does Valley Forge. The historic landscapes, structures, objects, and archeological and natural resources at Valley Forge are tangible links to one of the most defining events in our nation’s history.
Nestled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley just 2.5 hours from Washington DC, downtown West Chester Pennsylvania reflects the small-town charm and cosmopolitan tastes that prompted The Philadelphia Inquirer to call West Chester “. . . one of the world’s most perfect small towns.”
While you’re here…
There’s much to do in the Brandywine Valley but if you’re looking for a day trip, then nearby Philadelphia has a wealth of museums, activities and history appealing to all ages.