Susquehanna Heritage is a non-profit organization and officially-designated Pennsylvania Heritage Area. We collaborate with local, state and national partners to advance our Vision for the Susquehanna Riverlands as a National Destination for outdoor fun and cultural discovery. Our work focuses on Placemaking that enhances the quality and appeal of the river’s special places and landscapes and Tourism Development that increases the visibility and readiness of the river as a visitor destination. We are part of HeritagePA, Pennsylvania’s statewide Heritage Area network, and are seeking recognition by the U.S. Congress as a National Heritage Area.

Latest News

National Heritage Area Update

National Heritage Area Update In June 2017, U.S. Representative Lloyd Smucker, with U.S. Representative Scott Perry and U.S. Representative Pat Meehan introduced H.R. 2991 in the U.S. House of Representatives to establish the […]

Columbia Trolley Works

Columbia Trolley Works On Friday, May 25th, the Columbia Trolley Works made its first voyage of the season. Visitors from near and far enjoyed their historical and informational tours of […]

National Heritage Area Bill Advances

National Heritage Area Bill Advances On April 11th, 2018 Susquehanna Heritage President Mark Platts joined Congressman Lloyd Smucker and Columbia Mayor Leo Lutz at the U.S. House Federal Lands Subcommittee […]

Upcoming Events

Experience Columbia Walking Tour

Enjoy a one-mile guided walk through the historic town of Columbia. Learn about the initial settlement in the 1700s and the town’s journey through time including what it has to […]

Sunset Yoga on the Deck

Join us for a relaxing yoga flow class at sunset with SWAY Yoga on the deck overlooking the Susquehanna River, now at an earlier time! No yoga experience necessary. Rain […]

Weekends at the Zimmerman Center

These free public programs explore Susquehannock Indian life, the Susquehanna as an inspiration, and the nature and ecology of the river. Click calendar to see program times. Native Lands – […]

Stories of the Land

Friend of the River

Your annual donation in any amount makes you an official Friend of the Susquehanna River and gives you bragging rights for your support of outdoor recreation and heritage education, public access to the river, and tourism development and services in the riverlands of Lancaster and York.