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

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 […]

Tadpole Time

Monthly Early Childhood storytime for ages 2-5. Tadpole Time will feature monthly themes that explore the natural world along the river, with a nature-themed story, songs, and activities that will […]

Zimmerman Center Heritage Lecture Series: Building the Dritt House

Building the Dritt House Paul Nevin Encore Presntation If you couldn’t get tickets last time, here’s your chance! The Zimmerman Center for Heritage occupies one of the oldest existing homes […]

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.