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Things to Do and Places to Go in the Area
Mine Fire Resources -- This DEP
site offers a chronology of Centralia, an FAQ about the fire, and maps
Centralia photos: Offroaders.com,
Modern Ruins, and CentraliaPA.com
Coal Region -- browse
through the CoalSpeak Dictionary for laughs, check out the recipes section for
boilo, city chicken or paska, or find out about some of the famous Coal
Eckley Miner's Village --
an original anthracite mining town, located nine miles east of Hazleton,
PA off Route 940; click on "Tour" for a virtual tour of various buildings
on the site
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
-- check the daily "Hawk Count" during the migration periods, find out
where to take an injured raptor, and more information from this local organization
Kaier's Brewery --
Yuengling wasn't the only brewer in Schuylkill County! Check out this site
for a history of this brewery in Mahanoy City that closed in 1968, as well as
Knoebels Amusement Resort --
located just outside of Schuylkill County, this is a popular summertime
destination for area residents; free admission, lots of rides, and lots
Majestic Theater -- Located on Centre Street in downtown Pottsville, this renovated theater shows movies, puts on stage productions, and has a variety of other events throughout the year.
Pioneer Tunnel Anthracite Coal
Mine and Steam Train -- take a ride into a real coal mine, or ride
an old-fashioned narrow gauge steam train
Schuylkill County Council for
the Arts (SCCA) -- find out the monthly calendar of events, or click for information on their Seedlings Preschool, Summer Art Classes, and the Yuengling Mansion
Schuylkill County Fair -- located
in Summit Station, the county fair takes place every summer; check out this site
for the live entertainment and daily schedules, plus fee information, animal
guidelines and more.
Collection at the Reading Area Community College -- this site provides
large and small maps of the Schuylkill Canal from Port Clinton to Philadelphia, as well as blueprints of canal
boats and other mechanical sketches; great for history reports!
Trails Directory -- did you know there are
more than 20 walking trails in the county?
Trails are of various lengths and various difficulties, and some permit bikes or
dogs, so check the Trails Directory to find the perfect one for you!
Wilbur Chocolate -- Pennsylvania's
"other" chocolate factory, home of the Buds, located in nearby Lititz; find out about their
museum or look for yummy chocolate recipes.
Yuengling Brewery -- learn the
history of America's Oldest Brewery, or find out the tour dates and hours
History and Historical Societies
See also the
and Genealogy page
for web sites concerning other genealogy
resources, or the
Local History and Genealogy
for information about Pottsville Library's Schuylkill County genealogy
Ashland Area Historic Preservation Society
-- town histories, church histories,
and area attractions; you can also connect with them on their
Area Historical Society --
this society covers the area for the Mahanoy Area
School District, which includes Mahanoy Township, Gilberton, Maizeville, St.
Nicholas, Wiggans, Delano, Barnesville, Park Place, and so forth. Meeting
times, membership information, minutes, and links of interest to historians and
Area Historical Society
Clair Community and Historical Society
County Civil War Roundtable -- lots of information here about
the County in the Civil War
Schuylkill County Historical Society
Schuylkill Haven History --
This site offers lots of photographs of Schuylkill Haven and a wide variety of
information about the borough and its history.
Schuylkill Historical Fire Society -- this museum is located in Shenandoah.
Greater Shenandoah Area
Historical Society -- serving Shenandoah, the Heights, and patches
surrounding the borough; you can also connect with them on their
Newspapers, Magazines, Radio and TV Stations Serving the Area
See also the
page for more newspapers and magazines.
Pottsville and Schuylkill County Associations and Government Agencies
For More Information:
Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau --
this site has a calendar of events, can suggest themed tours of the county, and
lists a huge number of things you can do in Schuylkill County.
Last updated January 20, 2015.
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