The Schuylkill River Heritage Center, which sits on the site of the former Phoenix Iron and Steel Company, is a unique, interpretive way to experience the pictures and pieces of the past to give a better understanding of Phoenixville’s Iron and Steel legacy and its place in the Schuylkill River’s history.
The Schuylkill River Heritage Center is a gateway to both iron and steel country and the history of the Schuylkill River. Located in the Phoenixville Foundry, it provides information about the important resources that the Schuylkill River supplied to the region, and highlights the connections between the river and the growing number of industries that sprang up on its banks.
Interactive kiosks, videos, historic artifacts and murals all illuminate the industrial history of the former Phoenix Iron and Steel Company and the Schuylkill River. Visitors can also enjoy the Sculpture garden near the entrance to the foundry.