Berks County Heritage Center


Reeser Farm House 
The Berks County Heritage Center is a historical interpretive complex commemorating important eras of our cultural history.  The Gruber Wagon Works, a National Historic Landmark, the C. Howard Hiester Canal Center,  Wertz's Covered Bridge, Melcher's Grist Mill, Deppen Cemetery, Bicentennial Eagle Memorial, Police and Veteran's Memorial, Doctor's Grove, the Distlefink and a salad and herb garden are all encompassed within the Heritage Center.

The stone house serves as an information center, as well as the offices for the Interpretive Services staff. The Heritage Center hosts the annual Heritage Festival in October and several other annual events, along with a seasonal Interpretive Program series featuring workshops and programs for all ages. For a program guide, call 610-374-8839 or e-mail the Heritage Center at


Hours of Operation

The Heritage Center is open from May 1 through the last Sunday in October. The hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.; the center is also open summer holidays. Tours are available daily; the last tour leaves one hour before closing. For more information, call 610-374-8839.

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