This historic industrial town is situated on the Schuylkill River, directly across from the town of Royersford. With the opening of the Schuylkill Navigation Canal in 1824 the town grew dramatically in size and population. As trade and commerce continued to grow along the river, a diverse number of industries, including glass works and iron foundries, developed in both Spring City and Royersford
Main Street was the center of activity in Spring City. It was the location of most of the businesses, stores and banks. Today, the Main Street is home to a rich assortment of private residences, restaurants, businesses and historic buildings. Visitors can dine at the Spring City Hotel, originally opened in 1892, and see the building that once housed the Valley Forge Flag Factory among other unique historic sites.