Der Distelfink will greet you at the gate of the Berks County Heritage Center, a historical interpretive complex commemorating important eras in the region’s history. National Historic Landmark, Gruber Wagon Works, abandoned completely intact as though workers were going to return the next day, survives as one of the best examples of integrated rural manufacturing in the nation. The C. Howard Hiester Canal Center is the largest collection of 19th-century canal memorabilia in America. Also discover Wertz’s Covered Bridge, Melcher’s Grist Mill, Deppen Cemetery, and other memorials. Tours available daily, May through October.
Hours of Operation
May 1 – last Sunday in October
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday: 12:00PM – 5:00PM
The New Hiester Lanes