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Susquehanna National Heritage Area is a non-profit organization and Congressionally-designated coordinating entity for America’s 55th National Heritage Area. We collaborate with local, state and national partners to advance our vision for the Susquehanna National Heritage Area as a national destination for outdoor fun and cultural discovery. Our work focuses on placemaking that enhances the quality and appeal of our area’s special places and landscapes and tourism development that increases the visibility and readiness of our area as a visitor destination. We are part of the Alliance of National Heritage Areas and HeritagePA, Pennsylvania’s statewide Heritage Area network.

Latest News

Susquehanna National Heritage Area Celebration

On Friday, June 7, 2019, Susquehanna National Heritage Area (SNHA) will celebrate the recent designation by Congress of Lancaster and York Counties as America’s 55th National Heritage Area. National, state, […]

Columbia Releases River Park Expansion Plan

Columbia Borough has released the final draft of Columbia River Park Phase III Report and welcomes feedback on this plan. Susquehanna Heritage has participated with the process to expand Columbia […]

Spring Exhibit Showcases Local Artist

Susquehanna Heritage presents “Current Color – A Year on the River” by Diana Thomas Susquehanna Heritage will host works from Columbia artist, Diana Thomas. The collection showcases her journey to […]

Upcoming Events

Geology Trail Ride

Enjoy the sights of Lancaster County’s Northwest River Trail on a 2-hour bike tour in the company of a local guide from Susquehanna Heritage. You’ll see important historical sites as […]

Creative River: Art Workshops

Get in touch with your inner artist by participating this riverfront art series. Explore journaling, sketching, and painting with local artist and nature enthusiast Diana Thomas. Ages 15 and older, […]

Ranger Hour at Columbia Crossing

Join Samuel S. Lewis State Park’s Environmental Educator, Curtis Sherwood, for a free weekly nature series this summer! Meet on the deck at Columbia Crossing, all ages welcome. This program […]

Stories of the Land

Friend of the River

Your annual donation in any amount makes you an official Friend of the Susquehanna National Heritage Area 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.