Zimmerman Center for Heritage - Susquehanna NHA

As a designated National and State Heritage Area, the Susquehanna National Heritage Area helps identify, preserve, interpret and promote the wonderfully rich heritage and culture of Lancaster and York Counties.

Visit the two centers they manage along the Susquehanna River. Columbia Crossing located along the NW River Trail in Lancaster County and the Zimmerman Center for Heritage on the York County side of the river. You'll find great childrens activities scheduled throughout the year, interesting heritage tours about local native american tribes, and an amazing river art collection.

Explore the Susquehanna aboard the Chief Uncas! Built in 1912 for beer magnate Adolphus Busch, this electric-powered launch cruised Otsego Lake, the headwaters of the Susquehanna, for over a century. Today she cruises the Susquehanna 400 miles downstream as the flagship for SNHA's River Discovery Tours!

Let SNHA staff guide you on a tour of the river, sharing its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Experience the joy of being on the water, hear stories of the river, and view unspoiled scenery and abundant wildlife aboard this elegant treasure from the past! Tours depart from the Zimmerman Center Memorial Day through mid-October.

Advance reservations are recommended. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for youth (ages 5 to 17). Children under 5 years old are free. Visit www.susqnha.org/boat-tours to learn more!

Zimmerman Center Hours
Open Year-Round
Tuesday through Sunday
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Zimmerman Center for Heritage - Susquehanna NHA

1706 Long level Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368

  • PHONE: (717) 252-0229
  • FAX: (717) 252-1224

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  • On-site Parking

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Sunset Cruise Promotion

Chief Uncas Sunset Cruise Gift...

Zimmerman Center for Heritage - Susquehanna NHA

In honor of Valentine’s Day, when you buy 2 Sunset Cruise gift certificates you also receive a complementary red and white rose to share with the one you love. Red and white roses symbolize the cities of Lancaster and York – and the beauty of the Susquehanna National Heritage Area. Pick up your roses during the Zimmerman Center’s open hours Sunday February 12 thru Valentine’s Day, February 14. Each gift certificate can be redeemed for one ticket on a Sunset Cruise during SNHA’s 2023 River Discovery Tour season. Limited to 12 passengers, these cruises offer you the chance to roam the historic Chief Uncas as it silently cruises the Susquehanna under the setting sun. Use its original ice box to store your cold drinks and watch its vintage lights glow as evening begins aboard our elegant 110-year-old launch. We hope the red and white roses remind you of the love that connects our two counties!

Chief Uncas Boat Tour Gift Certificate

Zimmerman Center for Heritage - Susquehanna NHA

Explore the Susquehanna aboard the Chief Uncas! Built in 1912 for beer magnate Adolphus Busch, this electric-powered launch cruised Otsego Lake, the headwaters of the Susquehanna, for over a century. Today she cruises the Susquehanna 400 miles downstream as the flagship for SNHA's River Discovery Tours! Let SNHA staff guide you on a tour of the river, sharing its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Experience the joy of being on the water, hear stories of the river, and view unspoiled scenery and abundant wildlife aboard this elegant treasure from the past! Tours depart from the Zimmerman Center Memorial Day through mid-October. River Discovery Tour & Sunset Cruise gift certificates make the perfect gift for the ones you love. Each gift certificate can be redeemed for 1 ticket on a River Discovery boat tour or Sunset Cruise during SNHA’s 2023 boat tour season. Purchase a River Discovery Tour Adult or Youth gift certificate to be redeemed on a 1 – hour guided tour aboard the Chief Uncas in 2023! Adult gift certificates are $20 and Youth (age 5 – 17) gift certificates are $10. Purchase a Sunset Cruise gift certificate for $50 and give the gift of a personalized evening experience. Limited to 12 passengers, these 1.5 hour cruises offer you the chance to roam the historic Chief Uncas as it silently cruises the Susquehanna under the setting sun. Use its original ice box to store your cold drinks and watch its vintage lights glow as evening begins aboard our elegant 110-year-old launch. Sunset Cruises are B.Y.O.B with a ticket cost $50. In addition to the tour, all passengers receive their choice of a complimentary buffalo check SNHA picnic blanket or a PREMIUM 14oz cocktail glass, etched with an image of the Chief Uncas!

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