Discover River History

Discover the Susquehanna River

Throughout over two centuries of American history, Lancaster and York Counties and the Susquehanna River have been key to our nation’s political, cultural, and economic development. As a gateway to the frontier, transportation and industrial corridor, fishery, power generator, and recreational attraction, the Susquehanna Riverlands has long played a starring role in America’s story.

The best way to discover the Susquehanna’s rich heritage is to visit and explore the historic sites, towns, parks, preserves, and trails along the river firsthand. To start your journey, explore the links below for an initial digital introduction to river history and inspiration.

Stories of
the River

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Visions of the Susquehanna

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Latrobe's View
of the River

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