Berks County Heritage Center
Gruber Wagon Works & Heister Canal Center offers tours:
Fridays & Saturdays: 10-4 Every hour on the hour, last tour at 3pm
Sundays: 12-4 Every hour on the hour, last tour at 3pm
Visit the lower level of the barn at the Heritage Center to purchase tickets.
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'sGrist Mill, Deppen Cemetery, Bicentennial Eagle Memorial, Police and Veteran's Memorial, Doctor's Grove, theDistlefinkand 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 several 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wertz's Red Bridge
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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