Settled 1732, Phoenixville has a rich history of industrial manufacturing that today shines through its noteworthy architecture and culture. In the shadow of old factory facades and steel plants, the downtown now features antique furniture shops, artistic boutiques, breweries, and farm-to-table dining. Stroll the river trail or see the borough by boat as you glide down the Schuylkill River. Watch a classic film in the historic Colonial Theatre, or shop in the many locally-owned stores on Bridge and Main streets. Seasonal special events like the Firebird Festival and Blobfest make travelling to Phoenixville enjoyable year-round.
Spend a day on the Schuylkill
The Colonial Theatre
Unique and fun shopping
Jared Adkins had a vision for his distillery: a sunny, inviting space, in a neighborhood where people could wander in to enjoy craft cocktails and learn about his spirits. As he explored the suburbs of Philadelphia in search of a home, his pitch was rejected four times.
Then he got to Phoenixville, where borough officials not only said yes, but put him in touch with the owner of a vacant building he’d seen on the way into town — and pretty much welcomed him with open arms.