Welcome to the Upper Schuylkill region of
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania

An area best known for the vast quantities of hard anthracite coal which fueled America’s Industrial Revolution during the 19th and 20th centuries. Thousands of immigrant workers from around the world, attracted by the mines, created a rich and diverse cultural community which still survives today.

We invite you to experience six great towns, Ashland, Frackville, Girardville, Mahanoy City, Ringtown and Shenandoah, as they collaborate together to preserve their rich cultural heritage, while promoting economic growth through downtown revitalization.

While you’re here, discover and enjoy our cultural sites and attractions like Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train, Anthracite Museum of Mining, Anthracite Miners Memorial, Mothers’ Memorial, Wayne’s Hotel and Hibernian House and much more!