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Walking/bike trail

What we like best is we can access the Union Canal Trail from this location. We love biking the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eileen H
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Unheralded Gem in a Beautiful Park

This place is a real gem that, I feel, is overlooked by many. It really should be totally packed... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Judy W
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1102 Red Bridge Rd., Reading PA 19605, Reading, PA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What we like best is we can access the Union Canal Trail from this location. We love biking the trail. We also packed a lunch and had a picnic. Make sure to take the time to explore the old buildings and learn the history of...More

Thank Eileen H
Reviewed 5 August 2018

This place is a real gem that, I feel, is overlooked by many. It really should be totally packed almost every day. There is so many different things to see. And there are a lot of special events with demonstrations and activities on certain days....More

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 23 January 2018

The Berks County Heritage Center is a wonderful trip back in time, from the covered bridge across the Tulpehocken Creek to the Gruber Wagon Works. The wagon works faced imminent destruction by the Blue Marsh Dam project and was saved only by a Herculean effort....More

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We visited on a rainy day so we ended up having the place to ourselves with private tour guide. Very friendly people and good place to spend an afternoon rain or shine.

Thank DimarieOhio
Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Berks County Heritage Center is definitely a must-see if you are interested in local history and such.

1  Thank Brittany S
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This is the second county on this road trip that deserves a lot of credit for preserving history by creating a park around them. The Heritage Center as a few of buildings & bridges. The Gruber Wagon Works is the gem. The story of the...More

Thank grrprr
Reviewed 20 March 2017

If you are interested in local history,canals and wagon works this is a spot you need to visit. You can walk there from the Red Bridge area or bike there from Grings Mill.

Thank AnnetteS2432
Reviewed 28 November 2016

As a child, my friends and I would play in the old Gruber wagoneorks building.....this was before it was move to the current park location to facilitate the construction of Blue Marsh Lake. It is interesting for young and old to see how things were...More

1  Thank don w
Reviewed 15 September 2016

enjoyed stepping back in time, very interesting, amazing just how much talent is/was in Berks County

Thank Beverly M
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Another great place in reading. It's a trip that I really enjoyed. There's a German sculpture there that raises more than a few eyebrows, trust me.

Thank Black S
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