Things To Do
Download Our Visitors Guide
Download a PDF of our 2023 Visitors Guide or call 1-800-765-7282 to receive a copy by mail.
Actors Guild of Schuylkill County
Community Theater providing entertainment to audiences through a variety of productions.
Annual Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Annual Girardville AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade is held each year the Saturday after St. Patrick’s Day. The AOH Girardville St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the best and “Biggest Little St. Patrick’s Day Parade This Side of the Atlantic”. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Jack Kehoe Division #1, AOH, and the Parade […]
We are devoted to enhancing our region’s cultural experience through our commitment to artistic excellence and exceptional musical performance.
Armstrong Valley Winery
All wine made in our 200 year estate. Located on approximately 100 acres of farmland first established in 1769 by Robert Armstrong namesake for the valley in which we are located and the creek that runs through the property.
Ashland Mothers Memorial
After visiting the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, make sure you see the Mothers Memorial located near the intersection of Center Street and Hoffman Boulevard in downtown Ashland. The world’s only memorial dedicated to mothers.
Benigna Creek Vineyard and Winery
Located in the scenic Mahantongo Valley between Pitman and Klingerstown. For over 20 years, the Benigna’s Creek team has remained committed to a sustainable farming approach, resulting in the highest quality wines to be enjoyed at any occasion.
Berks County Wine Trail
Explore the beautiful rolling countryside of Berks County and find yourself among acres and acres of vineyards in one of Pennsylvania’s award-winning wine regions.
Black Rock Brewing Company
Black Rock Brewing is a landmark craft microbrewery in Downtown Pottsville, featuring our own local brews, Yuengling Beer, SpringGate Wine, and food sourced from the historically rich coal region.
Bright Path Brewing
Bright Path is a multi-family, multi-generational, locally owned and operated small craft brewery in rural Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. We focus on flavorful lagers and low-ABV session beers. The brewery is home to our taproom where we serve our latest releases and crowd favorites with the occasional food truck day. It is a place for everyone […]
Do It Yourself Workshop! Always open to walkins, no appt required. We host Birthday parties, fundraisers, bachelorette parties, date night etc. Most of our Projects can be made into a ToGo Kit to enjoy at home, or to give as a gift.
Cellar Beast Winehouse
Winery and cidery located at the northern foot of Blue Mountain in Eastern Pennsylvania. Our purpose, at Cellar Beast, is to sustainably craft extraordinary wine and cider using minimal intervention. We believe in nature. We believe in stewarding our land to create a healthy, biodiverse space for our beverage ingredients.
Coal Miners State and Brick Memorial
Located at intersection of Routes 901 and 209, one mile east of Minersville, in front of Turkey Hill Mini Market. The Coal Miners Statue and Park in dedicated to those who labored in the Anthracite Coal Mines. Memorial Bricks available and applications located in mail box adjacent to entrance to the statue grounds.
Pennsylvania’s Greatest Natural Wonder Crystal Cave Park. Visit Famous Crystal Cave Park, the most popular natural attraction in Pennsylvania. Located 12 miles from Cabela’s. Open Daily: March 1st – November 30th from 9a.m. until 5p.m. with extended summer hours. The cave is not wheelchair accessible.
Famous Reading Outdoors
20, 000 acres of Pennsylvania off-roading and trails. Sun up to Sun down – All Year Long – One Great Price.
Schuylkill County’s newest winery. Open Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fighter’s Heaven – Former Training Camp of Muhammad Ali
Through the preservation and restoration of the Training Camp in Deer Lake, PA, create a destination that will, for decades to come, remind some, and educate others, about the remarkable and inspirational life of Muhammad Ali. Our Public Opening is being planned for June 2019. Hours will be from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturdays & Sundays. Visits/Tours […]
Gabriel Chamber Ensemble
Traditional and contemporary chamber music. Call for season schedule.
Galen Glen Vineyard and Winery
Schuylkill’s first winery. Spectacular view of the scenic Blue Mountain. Open Friday 12-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m.!
Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society
Whether you are a life-long resident, trace your roots to Shenandoah or are just browsing, you are sure to enjoy the stories and pictures detailing the area’s rich history. Check out our calendar of events on our website before your next visit. And please do visit us! We love company!
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
Visitors Center open 9 a.m – 5 p.m. daily. Fall hawk watch, scenic vistas and hiking trails. National Natural Landmark. Nine miles north of Interstate 78 exit 29B north to Route 895 east.
Hegins Bike Path
Located on Main Street in Hegins.
Hegins Valley Arts & Craft Faire
Annual Arts and Craft Faire featuring over 200 selected craftsmen from PA and nearby states demonstrating and displaying their finest work. Held rain or shine in beautiful Hegins Park. Hegins Park is approximately 6 miles West on Rt. 25 from Exit 112 on Interstate 81. Watch for signs along the road leading to the Hegins […]
Heisler’s Dairy Bar
Two 18-hole miniature golf courses, driving range, country fresh ice cream, arcade, and batting cages.
Hidden Valley Golf Course
18-hold Public Golf Course featuring manicured trees, fairways and greens. Pro Shop, Snack Bar, Bar and our rustic cabin The Chateau (rented for weddings, reunions or gatherings of any type).
Hillbilly Hooch at Bum’s Rush Restaurant & Pub
Moonshine is both an art and a science. When combined you get Hillbilly Hooch.
Hope Hill Lavender Farm
Hope Hill Lavender Farm produces high quality lavender products from essential oil distilled on our lavender farm from our lavender plants. We have seasonal hours, online ordering, and can be found in some retail locations – see website for this information. Sign up for emails at www.hopehilllavenderfarm.com to be updated on our farm news.
Jack-Azz Distilling is a start up Micro Distillery in the west end of Schuylkill County.
Jerry’s Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum
Over 20,000 collectibles housed in old Studebaker dealership. Relive the 50’s & 60’s on two floors. Beginning in 2009 the museum will open on Fridays, from May 1st through October 31. Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m. Tours by appointment for clubs and tour groups.
JFK Bicycle Trail
Located by the JFK Swimming Pool, Pottsville.
King Cole Winery
We are a very unique winery with very different flavors all handmade blood orange, raspberry, watermelon, mango, coffee wine just to mention a few. Stop in for a tasting and enjoy our wines. Visit our Facebook page for hours of operation.
Laurel Lake Campsites
Camp in quiet, wooded surroundings along a stream. We are a family campground with a play area for kids. Although we have a few planned activities, most people come here to relax.
Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway
Relax and ride comfortably in our vintage coaches built as early as 1917 pulled by diesel engines. The narrated 70 minute, 16 mile round-trip follows the majestic Lehigh River over bridges, through Glen Onoko, and into the Lehigh Gorge State Park. Special trips in Schuylkill County throughout year.
Lehigh Valley & New England Rail Trail
Located along Rt. 309, south of Tamaqua. Access trail from Dairy Road in West Penn Township.
Locust Lake State Park
Located in Ryan Township, Accessible from I-81, Exit 131A and Rt. 54, 61, and 209. Features one bike trail 1.3 miles long.
Locust Lake State Park
Located in Ryan Township, Accessible from I-81, Exit 131 and Routes 54, 61, and 209.Park features Camping, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Playground and Interpretive Programs.
Locust Lake State Park
Park features Camping, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Playground and Interpretive Programs.
Long Trout Winery
Get on the hippie bus and experience a perfect blend of far out wines and furry friends at PA’s “Unique Bohemian Wine Boutique”. Open Wednesday 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m
Lost Mined Brewing Company & Restaurant
Lost Mined Brewing Company started out from a hobby-turned-obsession. Starting out brewing in a small pot on our kitchen stove, progressing into brewing in a half barrel in a “brew shed” built in the back yard, and finally growing into a one-barrel gas fired 55 gallon system with 2 one-barrel temperature controlled fermenters, a 15 gallon hopback, and a […]
Main Street Moonshine
Take a step back in time and experience the 1920’s and 30’s Prohibition Era. When alcohol was illegal but Speakeasies flourished!
Majestic Theater Pottsville
The Majestic Theater is one of two reverse-screen theaters remaining in the state of Pennsylvania and the sole theater remaining in downtown Pottsville. Built in 1910, the Majestic Theater is an eclectic style, two-and-a-half story building with a Beaux Arts-classical façade. Check website for upcoming events.
Mountain Valley Golf Course
Burma Road, Exit 131A off Interstate 81. Located near Locust Lake State Park. Snack Bar available.
Mud & Maker
Mud & Maker is the best of both worlds. The retail and gallery space on the first floor features local artists, handmade home goods and repurposed vintage items perfect for keeping to yourself or giving as gifts. Upstairs is a full-service ceramics studio where students of all ages and abilities are able to learn hand-building, […]
No. 9 Mine & Museum
Museum open year-round, Wednesday and Thursday, Noon – 4 p.m. Mine open May to November with mine tours Friday thru Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Penn State Schuylkill Master Gardeners
Penn State Master Gardeners present public programs of interest throughout the year.
Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial
Located in Girard Park, at Washington & Main Streets, Shenandoah. Park and sculpted monument to the thousands of men who mined Anthracite coal in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Pilger Ruh Brewing
Community Crafted Nano Brewery in Pottsville Pennsylvania.
Pinegrove Historical Society
Genealogical library and research services available. Admission. Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 1 – 5 p.m., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Pioneer Evergreen Farms
Fall Festival September through October. Hayrides, pumpkin patch, Nerf Tag, tree/corn maze, 60′ tube slide, corn crib, obstacle course and bounce house, caterpillar crawl, apple launcher and hotdog/smore roast. When you need a flower delivery to Orwigsburg, or surrounding areas, Forget-Me-Not Florist is here for you. Looking for a fresh Christmas Wreath for the holidays? […]
Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine
Tour of underground anthracite coal mine, Steam Lokie rides, gift shop, and snack bar. Museum and playground nearby.
Queen Bee Boutique of Pottsville
Queen Bee Boutique is a trendy, unique, local shop carrying various items, such as jewelry and home decor.
Rausch Creek Trailriders
8,500 acres for trail riding and camping to annual members. Add in the separate 4×4 Off Road Park and we think that pretty well covers the off-road enthusiasts!
Red Ridge Lake Campground
Located off both Interstate 80 & 81, (Exits 256 (I-80) and 143 & 145 (I-81) along Route 339. Lush, wooded campground in the foothill mountains of the western Pocono’s. Spacious sites amidst unspoiled rhododendron and towering pines. Swimming, fishing, bingo, ceramics, scheduled entertainment.
Red Shale Ridge Vineyards
Red Shale Ridge Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery located in central Pennsylvania. Owner Tom Stutzman began as a home brewer in 1979. The family planted their first grapes in 1997 and began producing wine for friends and family. Ten years later in 2007, the winery opened.
We are a local family owned business that prides itself on quality products and to bring you the most enjoyable experience in the industry. The Brewmaster has been brewing for 6 years in and around the local area. He prides himself on the happy trails and the good company beer brings to the table.
On township route 452 east of Rock in Washington Township located over Lower Little Swatara Creek on Newswanger Road This small Burr arch-truss bridge has vertical siding and a gable roof. Steel inside barriers have been added to protect the trussing system from traffic.
Rosemount Camping Resort
Located in the Beautiful Lewistown Valley between Pottsville and Tamaqua. Swimming Pool, Hiking, Fishing, Entertainment and nearby Attractions.
Schuylkill Ballet Theatre
Performs The Nutcracker Ballet Thanksgiving weekend along with a spring performance annually.
Schuylkill Choral Society
The primary purpose of the Schuylkill Choral Society is to operate a non-profit, volunteer community organization to learn, rehearse, promote and perform choral music. Central to our mission is to provide affordable and accessible entertain-ment to our Community thereby enhancing the cultural life of the Community and creating a deeper appreciation of vocal and instrumental […]
Schuylkill County Agricultural Society & Museum
The museum has a collection of antique farm equipment, tractors, hit & miss engines, and machinery.
Schuylkill County Council for the Arts
Located in the Frank D. Yuengling Mansion. Concerts, Theatre, Exhibits, and Cultural event information.
Schuylkill County Courthouse
Tours of courthouse available fro groups or individuals. Contact the chief clerk.
Schuylkill County Historical Society
Museum, Artifacts, Programs and Historical/Genealogical Research.
Schuylkill County Historical Society
Historical and genealogical resources. Museum. Open Wednesday, 1:30 – 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Schuylkill County Vietnam Vets Memorial Rt. 61 in Schuylkill Haven. Next to the First United Church of Christ. (570) 345-4048
Schuylkill County Wine Festival
The Schuylkill County Wine Festival is held annually in September at the beautiful Hegins Park in Hegins, PA celebrating the various wineries and related product in Schuylkill County and nearby locations. FIND US ON FACEBOOK FOR UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION!
Schuylkill Haven Borough Day
Always the last Saturday in September, Rain or Shine! Crafters, vendors, great food, free entertainment, street performers, train rides, free children’s activities, and more! Schuylkill Haven Borough Day Mission: To provide a day that is fun and entertaining for the whole family to enjoy – that’s affordable!
Schuylkill On the Move
Schuylkill On The Move is a county-wide grassroots organization of individuals and organizations who have an interest in promoting health and fitness through walking. SOM hikes continue all year round. Lace up your walking shoes and join us. Click here to download the hike/walk schedule
Schuylkill River Greenways NHA
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. Also organizes the Schuylkill River Sojourn. The Sojourn is a 112 mile guided canoe or kayak trip on the Schuylkill River it begins in Schuylkill Haven and ends […]
Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail
Located between Middleport and Tamaqua along Rt. 209.
Smokey Hollow Winery
The Ringtown Valley’s first winery located on the grounds of the iconic former Gearhart Dairy Farm. Smokey Hollow Winery offers traditional wine selections as well as innovative reserve creations for tasting and purchase on site. Our winery includes an indoor tasting room, as well as ample outdoor space for enjoying wine with friends and family […]
Stoker’s Brewing Company
Our handcrafted beers are brewed on-site in small batches using only the highest quality ingredients and brewing standards. Several different styles of house beers are offered on both a regular and seasonal basis.
Stone Mountain Wine Cellars
Wines for everyone’s taste. Check website for hours, events and complete wine listings. Located 3 miles Northwest of Friedensburg near Hidden Valley Golf Course.
Stoney Valley Rail Trail
Intersects Gold Mine Road off Rt. 443 west of Suedberg and Pine Grove.
Strike Zone Alleys
Family bowling center with 20 lanes, automatic scoring, and lounge for your favorite beverage.
Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail
The Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail (SHWT) was founded in 2003 when 5 wineries located near the Susquehanna River and the Juniata River tributaries joined together to market their unique region of Pennsylvania. The Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail has since grown to include 15 wineries. As grape growers and wine makers, the SHWT benefits from the […]
Swatara State Park
Located off I-81 (Exit 100 – Rt. 443, Pine Grove). Features 9-miles of bike trails.
Swatara State Park
Located in Pine Grove Township and Lebanon County near Exit 100 off of Interstate 81. The 3,515-acre Swatara State Park consists of rolling fields and woodlands situated along Interstate 81 between Second and Blue mountains. One of the main focal points is the eight miles of Swatara Creek that winds through the park. Swatara State […]
Sweet Arrow Lake County Park
The Sweet Arrow Lake property is located in Washington and Pine Grove Townships, Schuylkill County. Major access routes include Sweet Arrow Lake Road along the northern border of the lake and State Route 443 that provides access to the southern portion of the site via Clubhouse Road. The park is presently under development but is […]
Tamaqua Community Art Center
A non-profit visual and performing art center with full gallery, pottery studio, concert hall and theatre.
Tamaqua Historical Society
Open Thursday and Friday, 5 to 8 PM, other days and times by appointment by calling 610-597-6722.
Tamaqua Railroad Station
Take a step into the past as you enter Tamaqua’s beautifully restored 1874 Philadelphia & Reading Railroad. Saved from the brink of demolition, the Tamaqua Railroad Station now serves as a county Visitors Center, as well as a cultural and economic hub in Historic Tamaqua. Enjoy original train station memorabilia, a delicious meal in The […]
The Art of Escape
Come to the area’s only escape room, The Art of Escape LLC, for a fun and unique experience. Gather your group of friends, family or co-workers and collaborate to find clues, solve puzzles and beat the clock to escape the room!
The Arts Barn Gallery & Education Center
A Gallery of local artists featuring fine arts and crafts. The gallery includes painting,relief printmaking, drawings, photography, woodworking, sculpture, traditional rug hooking, quilting,textiles, leather work, blacksmith art, and carvings. www.theartsbarn.com www.theartsbarn.org
The Little Schuylkill River
Pennsylvania Scenic River System and river Trail System. Access: Route 443 and Route 895. 17 miles of canoe-able river. Two mile section of special regulations (fly fishing & artificial) open to year-round fishing. Passes through to state game lands.
Long established coal town antique and collectibles store.
Tuscarora State Park
Located in Rush and Ryan Townships, not far from Locust Lake and accessible from I-81 and Routes 54, 209 and 309. Park features Boating, Swimming, Fishing and Picnicking.
Valley View Park
Community Park with a variety of events throughout the year.
Veterans of the Vietnam War Post #29
Veterans of the Vietnam War Post #29 memorial dedicated to the veterans who fought and died in Vietnam.
Walk In Art Center
The Walk In Art Center houses 16 individual creative studios for working artists, The WIAC Haven Gallery, The Main Gallery, The Student Gallery, rotating exhibits, activities for young and the young at heart, diverse events and a college classroom. The Walk In Art Center Inspires the community and artists with our working artist studio concept […]
Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad
The Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern is a small tourist railroad located in the northern tip of Berks County, Pennsylvania. The railroad runs on three and a half miles of track that were once part of the Schuylkill & Lehigh branch of the Reading Company system.
White Birch Golf Course
Located off Exit 131A, I-81. Restaurant Open Year Round for Breakfast and Lunch. Snack Bar available. Private Golf Courses
Whitewater Rafting Adventures
Whitewater rafting along the scenic Lehigh River. Family fun, group discounts, summer float trips. Call for brochure and special seasonal water releases along the river. Click here to visit our YouTube channel.
Whitewater Rafting Adventures
The Rail Trail runs through the Lehigh Gorge State Park in the Pocono Mountains offering breathtaking scenery and an easy riding surface. You can choose a 26 or 13 mile self guided tour of amazing mountain scenery that winds its way along the Lehigh River.
America’s oldest brewery is right here in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Unique tours of this National Historic Landmark are offered daily and on special weekends. Enjoy the free tour and even a free sample at the end. Situated along historic Mahantongo Street, the Yuengling brewery has a Gift Shop and Museum.
This bridge is one of the two remaining covered bridges in Schuylkill County. At one time there were fifty-one of these wooden spans in the county. It is identical to the Rock Bridge in styling.