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

America’s 55th National Heritage Area!

Susquehanna National Heritage Area OFFICIALLY DESIGNATED! Today, March 12, 2019, President Donald Trump signed S.47, the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, a major national conservation bill […]

New Exhibit Explores Ice Harvesting on the Susquehanna

Visit the Columbia Crossing River Trails Center to explore life before refrigeration. Susquehanna Heritage and local historian Lynn Smoker have developed an immersive exhibit about the ice harvesting industry which […]

An Extraordinary Day along the River!

On Friday, November 16th Susquehanna Heritage participated in the Extraordinary Give in Lancaster County. The event is coordinated by the Lancaster County Community Foundation and is the county’s largest day […]

Upcoming Events

Homeschool Series

For homeschool students ages 5-13. Topics focus on the environment, the Susquehanna River and the living systems found along it. Hands-on activities to investigate and form questions about the natural […]

SHCIAC: Conestoga Navigation

Columbia Crossing will host Safe Harbor Citizens Information Advisory Committee (SHCIAC) on Wednesday, March 20th at 7 PM. The committee is made up of a group of concerned citizens from […]

Ice Harvesting Exhibit Tour

Susquehanna Heritage and local collector, Lynn Smoker have worked together to create a new exhibit exploring ice harvesting along the Susquehanna. Travel back in time before electric refrigeration! The exhibit […]

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.