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Looking for things to do in the tri-county area? From shopping, dining, visiting a museum, or participating in one of the largest grass volleyball tournaments in the nation (held right here in Pottstown), the Chamber can provide the resources you need. Visit the Community Events Calendar to see an overview of scheduled events and even add one of your own!


Places to grab a beverage:

Located in Boyertown, across the street from the Colebrookdale Railroad’s passenger station, is Brakeman’s Café. The café is named after a brakeman, an old-time railroad worker. At the café, they offer Twin Valley Coffee, specialty lemonades and teas, breakfast, lunch, and much more that can be enjoyed in their indoor seating or outside under the beautiful magnolia tree. After a delicious meal at Brakeman’s, be sure to check out Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles and the General Carl Spaatz Army Air Force Museum that are both located right in Boyertown!

Manatawny Still Works, is a state-of-the-art distillery engineering the highest quality small-batch American whiskeys. They honor distilling heritage by combining premium ingredients, innovative distillation processes, and thoughtful barrel aging and finishing to build their own house of craft spirits. If whiskey isn’t your thing, you’re in luck — they also produce vodkas, gins, rums, and brandies.

Looking for a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy dinner as well as enjoy a piece of history? The Iron Gate Biergarten, located in historic downtown Pottstown, is more than a bar, it’s an open air biergarten where old and new friends can meet while trying Pennsylvania-crafted spirits, beers, and ciders while enjoying a piece of history.

J.J. Ratigan Brewing Co. is known for their craft beer, award-winning cocktails, and scratch-made food. J.J. Ratigan Brewing Co. is located in Pottstown with indoor dining, a full-service bar, take-out, catering and business lunch delivery and large party and event space.
With love and community being the top priority - Smoothie Q opened in 2021. After moving to the Berks county area and starting their family, owners Frank & Heather wanted to do more in the community pertaining to health and wellness. Located in Pottstown, Smoothie Q has a wide range of smoothies, health shots, bowls, Jamaican patties, food platters, and more!



Where to shop:

Philadelphia Premium Outlets offers 135 outlet stores from the world's leading designers and name brands in an outdoor shopping location.
North End Florist is a florist proudly serving Pottstown, Pa., since 1985 with a wonderful variety of fresh flowers, plants, and unique gifts to suit any style or budget. They specialize in funeral flowers, wedding and special event flowers, and gift ideas for all ages and occasions.


The Swamp Door is an upscale antiques and collectibles market featuring 70+ vendors and well-merchandised displays in a clean, comfortable, and fantastically friendly environment that invites browsing for treasures old and new, unique gifts and local artisan wares. You will find here antique and vintage accent pieces and furniture, primitives, jewelry, mid-century, and so much more.


Achin' Back Garden Center is a local, family-owned business celebrating their 20th year in business in 2024. They have an extensive selection of beautiful, well-cared for plants for inside and outside of your home and their full service florist, gift shop and greenhouse are also a wonderful addition to this location and worth a visit. Supporting many local growers, Achin' Back also offers organic vegetables and herbs in their spring line-up as well as hard-to-find, unique plants throughout the year. Achin' Back also offers classes and events throughout the year. From new to experienced gardeners, there is something here for everyone.


For the athletes: 

There are many other things to do within the tri-county area. Golf is a popular pastime with beautiful courses all over the tri-county area. Within the Chamber, we have six golf course members: Bella Vista Golf Course, Ltd., Brookside Country Club, Hickory Valley Golf Club, RiverCrest Golf Club & Preserve, Spring Ford Country Club, and Spring Hollow Golf Club.


The Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area is alive with a remarkable diversity of historic, recreational, and cultural attractions with the 128-mile Schuylkill River as its center. Some of these activities you can do on the water include canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. There are also many activities that can be done surrounding the river such as hiking, biking, jogging, camping, picnicking and more. Did you know that there is an annual 112-mile guided canoe/kayak trip on the river? This is called the Schuylkill River Sojourn and it begins in the Summer in rural Schuylkill Haven and ends seven days later at Philadelphia’s Boathouse Row.


Splitting Edge Axe Throwing, established in 2018, gives customers an amazing entertainment experience. They are a premiere destination for fun-filled events such as team building activities, leagues, fundraisers, date night, and family entertainment. Their Axe-perts will guide you through your experience of learning how to throw axes for fun and sport. Must be 10 years of age and older.


Feel like catching a game at a local sporting event? Check out the Reading Fightin Phils! The Reading Fightin Phils (also called the Reading Fightins) are a Minor League Baseball team, founded in 1967, that are based in Reading, Pennsylvania.


If you would rather catch an ice hockey game, be sure to go to Santander Arena to watch the Reading Royals! The Reading Royals are a professional ice hockey team that currently plays in the ECHL. The team participates in the North Division of the ECHL's Eastern Conference.


Arts & Culture:

ArtFusion 19464 aims to provide an excellent education in the arts to both the youth and adults of the community, regardless of income level. The instructors are all professional artists who limit class size for more individualized instruction. We help students to foster their creativity and develop their talents for both their personal enrichment and as a foundation for advanced studies in the arts.


Founded in 1964, Pottstown Dance Theatre is a dance school with dance classes and lessons in Ballet and Pointe, Tap, Modern, Jazz, African, Hip-Hop, Creative Movement, Irish, Break Dance, Highland, Musical Theater, and Pilates. Pottstown Dance Theatre focuses on the growth of students as individuals. They believe that since dance is a performing art, performance experience is integral to dance education and the teaching curriculum and dance lessons span the entire year.


If you are interested in more entertainment, Steel River Playhouse, each year, produces over 90 plays, musicals, concerts, and recitals, and hosts thousands of people as audiences, students, artists, donors, and volunteers from throughout the region. They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit education and performance facility, located in Pottstown, supporting individual and community development through the performing arts. They offer performance opportunities for all ages through auditions, performance-based classes and workshops, private lesson recitals, and popular Senior Follies program.


Interested in line dancing, open mic nights, live performances, comedy, and other forms of entertainment? Attend any of SoulJoel’s events at The SunnyBrook Ballroom. One of the few remaining dance halls of the pre-World War II era still in existence, The SunnyBrook Ballroom is a vivid and well-known landmark in Pottstown. Throughout its heyday, the historic ballroom was a regular stop on the tours of all the era’s big bands and entertainers, including: Benny Goodman, Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Louie Armstrong, and Frank Sinatra.


At the River of Revolutions Interpretive Center, located in Schuylkill River Greenways National Heritage, you can learn about the role the Schuylkill River region played in three revolutions: the American, Industrial and Environmental. The center also features fun, interactive exhibits, as well as maps, video monitors all of which provide informative information.


Rivet: Canteen & Assembly is a live music and event venue in Pottstown, located in century-old downtown centerpiece New York Plaza, Rivet highlights Pottstown's rich industrial heritage with a design blueprint that celebrates the local trades that helped forge America. Rivet's main room Foundry Hall features a full stage with house sound and modern multimedia gear, tailored for live music and entertainment, as well as weddings, company functions and other social events.


Interested in guitars? Visit The Crossroads - Guitars & Art and Balaguer Guitars LLC. The Crossroads Guitars & Art fosters a unique cultural arts experience for local area patrons, resulting in the creation of new music-makers and enjoyable encounters. Musicians and artists from all walks of life go through the doors of The Crossroads to check out everything they have to offer, including live performances. Balaguer Guitars LLC is always striving to design and build instruments that not only offer premium features, but are also the means for every player to connect and create something truly special. Versatility, comfort, and consistency are only the beginnings of where they work to improve connection and playability, and are all a part of what makes them who they are.


Not only is Santander Arena & Performing Arts Center home to the Reading Royals, but they have also hosted hundreds of concerts and other forms of entertainment targeted to all age ranges. The Santander Performing Arts Center is known for bringing some of the hottest acts in show business to Reading and Berks County.


Historical sites to visit:

There is a lot of history within the 41 municipalities in northern Chester, southeastern Berks, and western Montgomery Counties that form the service area of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce.

Within the tri-county area, along the Delaware River, is Penn’s Landing. Its name commemorates the landing of William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania. Further south, where William Penn first landed on the territory of Pennsylvania in October of 1862, there is a monument that you can visit.

Pennsylvania is a very historic state with many museums, sites, landmarks, and many other learning opportunities including an M5 3- Inch Anti-Tank Gun from World War II that is located at the Memorial Park in Pottstown.

Those seeking to travel back in time to the life and times of American Revolutionary Army Commander and first American President George Washington, can do so with a trip to Valley Forge Park. The park, which is located in Montgomery County, just 20 miles from the Chamber Office, is renowned as the location of the 1777-1778 winter encampment of the Continental Army, led by General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. The historical site, which is open to the public, offers seasonal tours and recreational activities, as well as annual events.

With excursions from Boyertown to Pottstown, the Colebrookdale Railroad is your ticket to create memories to last a lifetime. Be sure to check out their unique accommodations, theme trains, or book reservations for your group's special event when you visit!

Discover Pennsylvania’s Transportation History at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles! See vehicles of all types: gasoline, electric, and horse-drawn, including carriages, wagons, and sleighs. You will see "high wheelers” and “safety bicycles,” vehicle builder’s tools, and local historic roadside architecture. The museum is housed in the former home of the Boyertown Auto Body Works, which had continuous operations on this site from 1872 – 1990, and retains the factory setting, making it a unique and interesting setting for the vehicles.

At General Carl Spaatz Army Air Force Museum, self-guided tours are available during normal museum hours where visitors can wander the exhibits while listening to recorded descriptions and museum guides. For a truly one-of-a-kind experience the museum offers an enhanced, immersive experience that places a small group of visitors in the time frame of interactive exhibits and invites the visitor to participate by living in history. The Spaatz Museum will embody “living the mission” by guiding visitors through preparing for, flying and surviving flight and combat. Museum staff, dressed in WWII uniforms, will talk of the wartime era. They will immerse museum visitors in the sights and sounds of aerial warfare, including attending pre-flight briefings, donning gear, and equipment, piloting a bomber, and acting as waist gunners and bombardiers and finally escaping from occupied France and a German POW camp.

Built in 1752 for the Potts family, the Pottsgrove Manor showcases the elegance of early Georgian architecture and tells the history of John and Ruth Potts and their 13 children. The Pottsgrove Manor sits on four acres which are part of the County of Montgomery's Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites. When the Potts first purchased the property, they held 995 acres that ran along the Schuylkill River which eventually came to include Pottsgrove Manor, two grist mills, a forge, and the town of Pottstown.

This area is rich in history with so much more than what is featured above. We recommend doing a deep dive into the history of the region if you have a chance.


Additional resources and things to do:


A'Dello Vineyard & Winery - Perkiomenville
The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College - Collegeville
Boyertown State Theatre - Boyertown
Colonial Theatre - Phoenixville
Community Music School - Trappe
Manatawny Creek Winery, Inc. - Douglassville
The National Center for Padre Pio, Inc. - Barto
Pottstown Children's Discovery Center - Pottstown
Studio B - Boyertown


Boyertown Area Historical Society - Boyertown
Daniel Boone Homestead - Birdsboro
Historic Preservation Trust of Berks County, The -Douglassville
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site - Elverson
John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove - Audubon
Limerick Township Historical Society - Royersford
MidAtlantic Air Museum Reading Regional Airport - Reading
Pennypacker Mills - Schwenksville
Peter Wentz Farmstead - Lansdale
Pottstown Historical Society - Pottstown
Welkinweir - Pottstown



Arnold’s Family Fun Center - Oaks
Bear Stadium - Boyertown
Carousel at Pottstown - Pottstown
Grandview Speedway, Inc. - Bechtelsville
Jay Lanes - Douglassville
Bowlero - Limerick
Manatawny Green - Pottstown
Trilogy Park BMX - Pottstown 



Blue Marsh National Recreation Area - Leesport
Evansburg State Park - Collegeville
French Creek State Park - Elverson
Green Lane Reservoir Park - Green Lane
Marsh Creek State Park - Downingtown
Norristown Farm Park - Norristown

Coventry Mall - Pottstown
Downtown Boyertown - Boyertown - For information, contact Building a Better Boyertown*
Downtown Pottstown - Pottstown - For information, contact I Pick Pottstown*
Skippack Village - Skippack
St. Peter’s Village and Inn - St. Peter’s  


Annual Events For the Family
American Legion Games at Bear Stadium
BaBB Cruise Night
Bock Fest & Goat Races
Boyertown Fun Days
Boyertown Pickfest
Chillin’ on Main
Coming Out of Hibernation Festival
Duryea Day
Hopewell Furnace Apple Picking
Limerick Community Day
Philadelphia Ave. Street Fair
Pottsgrove Manor
Pottstown Bike Race
Pottstown FARM
Pottstown Fete en Blanc
Pottstown's GoFourth Festival
Pottstown Pet Fair
Pottstown Volleyball Rumble
Pow Wow on Manatawny Creek
Relay for Life Events

Visitor's Bureau Information
Chester County Conference &
Visitors Bureau
300 Greenwood Rd.
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Pennsylvania’s Americana
Region Visitor’s Center

4641 Pottsville Pike, Suite 103
Reading, PA 19605
Valley Forge Tourism &
Convention Board*

1000 First Ave., Suite 101
King of Prussia, PA 19406


A complete list of Chamber Member sites of interest can be found in the online directory.


2019 Business Guide 


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TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce

152 East High Street, Suite 200
Pottstown, PA 19464

Phone: 610.326.2900