Arts & Entertainment

Anthracite Philharmonic 1440 Mahantongo Street, Pottville, PA 17901
(570) 628-5158

The Anthracite Philharmonic, formed in 2011, is an orchestra comprised of accomplished musicians from Schuylkill County and surrounding areas. We are devoted to enhancing our region’s cultural experience through our commitment to artistic excellence and exceptional musical performance.

The Arts Barn 3 Berry Road, Schuylkill Haven PA 17972
(570) 366-8736 or 617-8736

A Gallery of local artists featuring fine arts and crafts. The gallery includes painting,relief printmaking, drawings, photography, woodworking, sculpture, traditional rug hooking, quilting,textiles, leather work, blacksmith art, and carvings.

Gabriel Chamber Ensemble PO Box 36, Orwigsburg, PA 17961
(570) 943-2558
GCE@gabrielensemble.org

Traditional and contemporary chamber music. Call for season schedule.

Lakeside Ballroom 40 Crystal Lane, Barnesville, PA 18214
(570) 467-2630

The Lakeside Ballroom is a historical building, built in 1924. It was originally an amusement park then a flea market. Today it is used for entertainment. The building is roughly 28,000sq ft with a 10,000sq ft. maple wooden dance floor. It seats approximately 4,000,concert style and roughly 5,500 standing room only.

Lift Your Spirits Performing Arts (570) 590-2368

We are a non-profit theatre group established in 2007. Our goal is to bring theater to people of Central Pennsylvania at reasonable costs, while promoting the arts and helping other organizations.

Minor Notes Chorale (484) 941-2691

The Minor Notes Chorale is the first ever children’s and youth chorus in the Schuylkill County area. The choir is designed to create high level educational and performance opportunities for the youth of Schuylkill County.

Mud & Maker 6 South Centre Street, Pottsville, PA 17901
(484) 650-2745

Mud & Maker is the best of both worlds. The retail and gallery space on the first floor features local artists, handmade home goods and repurposed vintage items perfect for keeping to yourself or giving as gifts. Upstairs is a full-service ceramics studio where students of all ages and abilities are able to learn hand-building, wheel-throwing, casting and more.

Schuylkill Ballet Theatre 1618 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-2286

Performs The Nutcracker Ballet Thanksgiving weekend along with a spring performance annually.

Schuylkill Choral Society P.O. Box 302, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 628-3388

The primary purpose of the Schuylkill Choral Society is to operate a non-profit, volunteer community organization to learn, rehearse, promote and perform choral music. Central to our mission is to provide affordable and accessible entertain-ment to our Community thereby enhancing the cultural life of the Community and creating a deeper appreciation of vocal and instrumental music.

Schuylkill County Council for the Arts 1440 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-2788

Located in the Frank D. Yuengling Mansion. Concerts, Theatre, Exhibits, and Cultural event information.

Schuylkill County Historical Society 305 North Centre Street, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-7540

Museum, Artifacts, Programs and Historical/Genealogical Research.

Sovereign Majestic Theater 209 North Centre St, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 628-4647

The Sovereign Majestic Theater is one of two reverse-screen theaters remaining in the state of Pennsylvania and the sole theater remaining in downtown Pottsville. Built in 1910, the Majestic Theater is an eclectic style, two-and-a-half story building with a Beaux Arts-classical façade. Check website for upcoming events.

Tamaqua Community Art Center 125 Pine Street, Tamaqua, PA 182521
(570) 668-1192

A non-profit visual and performing art center with full gallery, pottery studio, concert hall and theatre.

Walk In Art Center 110 Columbia Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(215) 290-1193

The Walk In Art Center is a place where artists can work and show their work to the public. All ages from children through adults can learn new skills.

Attractions

Crystal Cave 963 Crystal Cave Road, Kutztown, PA 19530
(610) 683-6765

Pennsylvania's Greatest Natural Wonder Crystal Cave Park. Visit Famous Crystal Cave Park, the most popular natural attraction in Pennsylvania. Located 12 miles from Cabela's. Open Daily: March 1st - November 30th from 9a.m. until 5p.m. with extended summer hours. The cave is not wheelchair accessible.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529
(610) 756-6961

Visitors Center open 9 a.m – 5 p.m. daily. Fall hawk watch, scenic vistas and hiking trails. National Natural Landmark. Nine miles north of Interstate 78 exit 29B north to Route 895 east.

Jerry’s Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum 394 South Centre Street, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-9510
888-802-6605

Over 20,000 collectibles housed in old Studebaker dealership. Relive the 50’s & 60’s on two floors. Beginning in 2009 the museum will open on Fridays, from May 1st through October 31. Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Noon – 5 p.m. Tours by appointment for clubs and tour groups.

No. 9 Mine & Museum 9 Dock Street, Lansford, PA 18232
(570) 645-7074

Museum open year-round, Wednesday and Thursday, Noon – 4 p.m. Mine open May to November with mine tours Friday thru Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Penn State Schuylkill Master Gardeners 1202 Ag Center Drive, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-4225

Penn State Master Gardeners present public programs of interest throughout the year.

Pine Creek Alpacas 2535 Panther Valley Road, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 385-0618

Come and meet our friendly, curious animals. Check out fine alpaca sweaters, socks, hats, scarves and the softest teddy bears you will ever feel! Call for directions to the farm. Be sure to bring your camera! Alpaca kisses are free! By appointment only.

Pioneer Evergreen Farms 159 East Adamsdale Road, Orwigsburg, PA 17961
(570) 366-2619

Fall Festival September through October. Hayrides, pumpkin patch, Nerf Tag, tree/corn maze, 60' tube slide, corn crib, obstacle course and bounce house, caterpillar crawl, apple launcher and hotdog/smore roast. When you need a flower delivery to Orwigsburg, or surrounding areas, Forget-Me-Not Florist is here for you. Looking for a fresh Christmas Wreath for the holidays? Pioneer Evergreen Farms offers a large selection of handmade fresh Christmas wreaths. All of our wreaths are individually made on site with assorted Pines grown on our farm in Schuylkill County, PA.

Playtime & Parties 25 West Main Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 391-2809

Playtime & Parties is Schuylkill County's newest, fun, unique, exciting, most talked about children's entertainment center. Your children can use their imagination while you relax and enjoy the free Wi-Fi, watch TV, read a book or just enjoy your children at "play".

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine 19th and Oak Streets, Ashland, PA 17921
(570) 875-3850

Tour of underground anthracite coal mine, Steam Lokie rides, gift shop, and snack bar. Museum and playground nearby.

Schuylkill County Airport Authority 240 Airport Road, Pottsville PA 17901
(570) 544-6002

Airplane rides, air tours available 24 hours a day. Photo flights of your business/home/property, historical air tours, scenic air tours. Fall foliage flights available September through November. Call for appointment.

Simon Kramer Community and Recreation Center 15 Alliance Street, New Philadelphia, PA 17959
(570) 386-4276

The Simon Kramer Community and Recreation Center of the Simon Kramer Cancer Institute, is a spacious getaway nestled in the quiet hills of New Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We offer over 25,000 square feet of available space for all your events (Weddings, Receptions, Anniversaries, Family and School Reunions, Baby or Brial Showers, Non Profit and Social Events, Coroporate Events, Holiday Parties, Retreats and Sporting Events/Competitions). It feature a large commercial kitchen, dining room, gymnasium, football field and track, fitness and wellness center and meeting rooms.

Stonehedge Gardens 51 Dairy Road, Tamaqua, PA 18252
(570) 386-4276

Providing a healing, inclusive environment for the cultivation of personal and community wellness through the gardens, nature, the arts and holistic education. Visit our gardens and gift shop.

Strike Zone Alleys 2501 West End Avenue, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-8740
Fax: (570) 622-8749

Family bowling center with 20 lanes, automatic scoring, and lounge for your favorite beverage.

Winterwalk Train Display and Shop 533 Centre Street, Ashland, PA 17921
(570) 875-1529

Enjoy the enchantment of six displays! Admission is $6 for adults and Children (3-14) $4, 2 and under are free.

W. K .& S. Railroad 42 Community Center Drive, Kempton, PA 19529
(610) 756-6469

Authentic Steam Locomotive rides at nearby Kempton in Berks County. Scenic rides, gift shop, snack bar.

Yuengling Brewery 5th and Mahantongo Streets, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 628-4890

America's oldest brewery is right here in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Unique tours of this National Historic Landmark are offered daily and on special weekends. Enjoy the free tour and even a free sample at the end. Situated along historic Mahantongo Street, the Yuengling brewery has a Gift Shop and Museum.

Wineries

Benigna Creek Vineyard and Winery 1585 Ridge Road, Klingerstown, PA 17941
(570) 425-3090

Located in the scenic Mahantongo Valley between Pitman and Klingerstown. Open Wednesday thru Saturday 11 a.m.- 5p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Berks County Wine Trail

Explore the beautiful rolling countryside of Berks County and find yourself among acres and acres of vineyards in one of Pennsylvania's award-winning wine regions.

Fieldwood Winery 1083 Schuylkill Mountain Road, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 624-9288

Schuylkill County's newest winery. Open Saturday and Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Galen Glen Vineyard and Winery 255 Winter Mountain Dr., Andreas, PA 18211
(570) 386-3682

Schuylkill's first winery. Spectacular view of the scenic Blue Mountain. Open Friday 12-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 12-5 p.m.!

Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail located in the southeastern corner of Pennsylvania. The fertile farmlands, rich in shale and limestone and favored with a moderated climate, provide an ideal growing environment for vineyards of both traditional Vinifera wine grapes and Native American grapes.

Long Trout Winery 84 Fork Mountain Road, Auburn, PA 17922
(570) 366-6443

Get on the hippie bus and experience a perfect blend of far out wines and furry friends at PA's "Unique Bohemian Wine Boutique". Open Wednesday 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m

Red Shale Ridge Vineyards 266 North Goodspring Road, Hegins, PA 17938
(570) 682-3203

Red Shale Ridge Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard and winery located in central Pennsylvania. Owner Tom Stutzman began as a home brewer in 1979. The family planted their first grapes in 1997 and began producing wine for friends and family. Ten years later in 2007, the winery opened.

Schuylkill County Wine Festival P.O. Box 437, Hegins, PA 17938
(570) 682-9660

A variety of wines from Schuylkill County Wineries and Wineries from neighboring counties with food, entertainment and vendors in Hegins Park.

Stone Mountain Wine Cellars 1615 Panther Valley Road, Pine Grove, PA 17963
(570) 739-4418

Wines for everyone’s taste. Check website for hours, events and complete wine listings. Located 3 miles Northwest of Friedensburg near Hidden Valley Golf Course.

Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail

Stop by our family-owned wineries on the Wine Trail and sample the many varieties this region has to offer.

Covered Bridges

Rock Bridge

Location: On township route 452 east of Rock in Washington Township. Stream: Little Swatara Creek Ownership: County Truss Type: Burr Length: 39 ft. Width: 13 ft. 5 in. Builder: Unknown Year: c. 1870 Condition: Good

This small Burr arch-truss bridge has vertical siding and a gable roof. Steel inside barriers have been added to protect the trussing system from traffic.

Zimmerman's Bridge

Location: On township route 661 west of Rock in Washington Township. Stream: Little Swatara Creek Ownership: County Truss Type: Burr Length: 50 ft. 6 in. Width: 11 ft. Builder: Unknown Year: c. 1880 Condition: Good

This bridge is one of the two remaining covered bridges in Schuylkill County. At one time there were fifty-one of these wooden spans in the county. It is identical to the Rock Bridge in styling.

Golf

Public Golf Courses

Hidden Valley Golf Course 1753 Panther Valley Rd., Pine Grove, PA 17963
(800) 428-4631

18-hold Public Golf Course featuring manicured trees, fairways and greens. Pro Shop, Snack Bar and Bar.

Mountain Valley Golf Course 1021 Brockton Mountain Drive, Barnesville, PA 18214
(570) 467-2242

Burma Road, Exit 131A off Interstate 81. Located near Locust Lake State Park. Snack Bar available.

White Birch Golf Course 660 Tuscarora Park Road, Barnesville, PA 18214
(570) 467-2525

Located off Exit 131A, I-81. Restaurant Open Year Round for Breakfast and Lunch. Snack Bar available.

Private Golf Courses

Schuylkill Country Club 877 West Market Street, Orwigsburg, PA 17961
(570) 366-0622

Located along Route 443 just west of Orwigsburg. A highly rated private golf course conveniently located just off of Route 61.

Miniature Golf Courses

Burnie's Italian Ice & Mini Golf 212 North Route 183, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
570-739-2229

Goody’s Fun Center

498 Morea Road, Mahanoy City, PA 17948
570-874-4386

Miniature Golf, Ice Cream, Arcade, and Batting Cages.

Heisler’s Dairy Bar RD #1, Box 1169, Tamaqua, PA 18252
(570) 668-3399

Two 18-hole miniature golf courses, driving range, country fresh ice cream, arcade, and batting cages.

Historical Attractions / Societies

Ashland Mothers Memorial

After visiting the Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine, make sure you see the Mothers Memorial located near the intersection of Center Street and Hoffman Boulevard in downtown Ashland. The world's only memorial dedicated to mothers.

Coal Miners State and Brick Memorial

Located at intersection of Routes 901 and 209, one mile east of Minersville, in front of Turkey Hill Mini Market. The Coal Miners Statue and Park in dedicated to those who labored in the Anthracite Coal Mines. Memorial Bricks available and applications located in mail box adjacent to entrance to the statue grounds.

Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society 201 South Main Street, Shenandoah, PA 17976

Whether you are a life-long resident, trace your roots to Shenandoah or are just browsing, you are sure to enjoy the stories and pictures detailing the area's rich history. Check out our calendar of events on our website before your next visit. And please do visit us! We love company!

Mahanoy Area Historical Society 1-7 West Centre Street, Mahanoy City, PA 17948
(570) 773-1295

Located in the Mahanoy Area Visitors Center, the society maintains a museum of artifacts and history.

The Mahantongo Heritage Center at the Hermitage 75 Grove Road, Pitman, PA 17964 (570) 425-2548

Pennsylvania German folk museum. Open May - October by reservation

Pennsylvania Anthracite Miners Memorial

Located in Girard Park, at Washington & Main Streets, Shenandoah. Park and sculpted monument to the thousands of men who mined Anthracite coal in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Pinegrove Historical Society

205 North Tulpehocken Street, PO Box 65, Pine Grove, PA 17963
(570) 345-0157

Genealogical library and research services available. Admission. Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday 1 – 5 p.m., 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Schuylkill County Agricultural Society & Museum

2270 Fair Road, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 345-4048

The museum has a collection of antique farm equipment, tractors, hit & miss engines, and machinery.

Schuylkill County Courthouse 401 North Second Street, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-5570

Tours of courthouse available fro groups or individuals. Contact the chief clerk.

Schuylkill County Historical Society 305 North Centre Street, Pottsville, PA 17901
(570) 622-7540

Historical and genealogical resources. Museum. Open Wednesday, 1:30 – 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Schuylkill County Vietnam Vets Memorial

Rt. 61 in Schuylkill Haven. Next to the First United Church of Christ.
(570) 345-4048

Schuylkill Historical Fire Society 105 South Jardin Street, Shenandoah, PA 17976

Museum of Schuylkill County fire fighting apparatus, equipment and history.

Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area 140 College Drive, Pottstown, PA 19464
(484)945-0200

The Schuylkill River National Heritage Area celebrates the rich culture and history of the Schuylkill River watershed as one of America's most significant cultural and industrial regions. Also organizes the Schuylkill River Sojourn. The Sojourn is a 112 mile guided canoe or kayak trip on the Schuylkill River it begins in Schuylkill Haven and ends in Philadelphia.

Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society 201 South Mail Stret, Shenandoah, PA 17976

The Greater Shenandoah Area Historical Society is devoted to the rich history of Shenandoah and its surrounding patches including Brownsville, Lost Creek, Lost Creek #2, Raven Run, Shenandoah Heights, Turkey Run, and Upper and Lower William Penn. /p>

Tamaqua Historical Society 114 West Broad Street, Tamaqua, PA 18252.
(570) 668-5722
Tamaqua Railroad Station Located on Railroad Street, north of Broad Street in Tamaqua.
(570) 668-2770

Take a step into the past as you enter Tamaqua's beautifully restored 1874 Philadelphia & Reading Railroad. Saved from the brink of demolition, the Tamaqua Railroad Station now serves as a county Visitors Center, as well as a cultural and economic hub in Historic Tamaqua. Enjoy original train station memorabilia, a delicious meal in The Restaurant at the Station or bring home a treasure from one of our gift shoppes.

Outdoor Recreation

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, PA 19529
(610) 756-6961

Visitors Center open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily. Fall hawk watch, scenic vistas and hiking trails. National Natural Landmark. Nine miles north of Interstate 78 exit 29B north to Route 895 east.

Rausch Creek Powersports 978 Gap Street, Valley View, PA 17983

8,500 acres for trail riding and camping to annual members. Add in the separate 4x4 Off Road Park and we think that pretty well covers the off-road enthusiasts!

Whitewater Rafting Adventures 101 W. Adventure Trail Road, Nesquehoning, PA 18240
(570) 669-9127

Whitewater rafting along the scenic Lehigh River. Family fun, group discounts, summer float trips. Call for brochure and special seasonal water releases along the river.

Biking

Lehigh Valley & New England Rail Trail

Located along Rt. 309, south of Tamaqua. Access trail from Dairy Road in West Penn Township.

Schuylkill Valley Heritage Trail

Located between Middleport and Tamaqua along Rt. 209.

Stoney Valley Rail Trail

Intersects Gold Mine Road off Rt. 443 west of Suedberg and Pine Grove.

JFK Bicycle Trail

Located by the JFK Swimming Pool, Pottsville.

Hegins Bike Path

Located on Main Street in Hegins

Swatara State Park

Located off I-81 (Exit 100 – Rt. 443, Pine Grove). Features 9-miles of bike trails. (717) 865-6470.

Locust Lake State Park

Located in Ryan Township, Accessible from I-81, Exit 131A and Rt. 54, 61, and 209. Features one bike trail 1.3 miles long. (570) 467-2772.

Camping

Camp-A-While 1921 East Main St., Hegins PA 17938

Located off Exit 112 from Interstate 81. Country Store, Swimming Pool, Game Room, Hiking, Playground, Lounge, Laundry, Showers, Propane, Wi-Fi, RV Parts, and Entertainment.

Christmas Pines Campground 450 Red Church Road, Auburn PA 17922

Located off Exit 29 from Interstate 78, then North Route 61, and West on Route 895. Arcade/Game Room, Fishing, Planned Recreation, Recreation Hall, Swimming Pool, Country Store, 50 amp Electric, Playground, Propane, and Weekend Entertainment.

Echo Valley Campground 52 Camp Road, Tremont, PA 17981

Located in beautiful southeastern Pennsylvania, near Tremont, Echo Valley Campground is open all year round offering a haven to campers, hikers, and nature lovers. We offer a multitude of facilities, activities and local attractions. Pets are welcome. Clubs are welcome. Big rigs are welcome. We also accept reservations.

Laurel Lake Campsites 3480 Summer Valley Rd., New Ringgold, PA 17960

Camp in quiet, wooded surroundings along a stream. We are a family campground with a play area for kids. Although we have a few planned activities, most people come here to relax.

Red Ridge Lake Campground 61 Millers Road, Zion Grove, PA 17985

Located off both Interstate 80 & 81, (Exits 256 (I-80) and 143 & 145 (I-81) along Route 339. Lush, wooded campground in the foothill mountains of the western Pocono's. Spacious sites amidst unspoiled rhododendron and towering pines. Swimming, fishing, bingo, ceramics, scheduled entertainment.

Rosemount Camping Resort 285 Valley Road, Tamaqua PA 18252

Located in the Beautiful Lewistown Valley between Pottsville and Tamaqua. Swimming Pool, Hiking, Fishing, Entertainment and nearby Attractions.

Locust Lake State Park (570) 467-2772

Located in Ryan Township, Accessible from I-81, Exit 131 and Routes 54, 61, and 209.Park features Camping, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Playground and Interpretive Programs.

Fishing & Canoeing

The Little Schuylkill River

Pennsylvania Scenic River System and river Trail System. Access: Route 443 and Route 895. 17 miles of canoe-able river. Two mile section of special regulations (fly fishing & artificial) open to year-round fishing. Passes through to state game lands.

Hiking


State / County Parks

Locust Lake State Park Located in Ryan Township, Accessible from I-81, Exit 131 and Routes 54, 61, and 209.

Park features Camping, Hiking, Swimming, Fishing, Boating, Playground and Interpretive Programs.

Swatara State Park Located in Pine Grove Township and Lebanon County near Exit 100 off of Interstate 81.

The 3,515-acre Swatara State Park consists of rolling fields and woodlands situated along Interstate 81 between Second and Blue mountains. One of the main focal points is the eight miles of Swatara Creek that winds through the park. Swatara State Park was acquired with capital development funds appropriated by the Pennsylvania General Assembly. A recreation area is planned for the future and will offer canoeing, fishing, hiking, picnicking, bicycling, swimming, camping and environmental education.

Sweet Arrow Lake County Park

The Sweet Arrow Lake property is located in Washington and Pine Grove Townships, Schuylkill County. Major access routes include Sweet Arrow Lake Road along the northern border of the lake and State Route 443 that provides access to the southern portion of the site via Clubhouse Road. The park is presently under development but is open to the public to enjoy the natural beauty, hiking, fishing and boating that people have enjoyed for generations.For general information including booking of events contact Robert Evanchalk, Parks and Recreation Supervisor 570-622-3742 ext. 122

Tuscarora State Park Located in Rush and Ryan Townships, not far from Locust Lake and accessible from I-81 and Routes 54, 209 and 309.

Park features Boating, Swimming, Fishing and Picnicking.