Susquehanna Valley Visitors Center


  • Susquehanna Valley Visitors Center
  • Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • 445 Linden Street
  • Columbia, PA 17512


  • Primary - (717) 684-5249


Columbia once had the distinction of being know far and wide as the Gateway to the West. That was when Columbia was called Wright's Ferry and the ferryboat was the only means of transportation across the Susquehanna River. Today, Columbia offers the visitors wonderful and unique lodging, dining and attractions such as the National Watch & Clock Museum.


In the Colonial days, Marietta was a Susquehanna River crossing known as Anderson's Ferry. Marietta prospered as a result of flourishing river commerce on the Pennsylvania Canal and the Pennsylvania Railroad. Marietta's early grandeur has produced handsome Federal and Victoria homes and today is a recognized center for restoration and much of the town has been declared a National Historic District. Come browse our antique shops and enjoy a stay at a charming Bed and Breakfasts and a meal at one of our fine restaurants.


Wrightsville is located on the western banks of the Susquehanna River in York County. The Confederate Army was stopped in Wrightsville because of the burning of the enclosed wooden bridge during the Civil War. One of the oldest buildings in Wrightsville that has been restored is the Wrightsville House on Locust and Front Street, which received the Best Historic Preservation Award from the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission in 1987. Come and explore this river town rich in history and beauty.

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