AAA Editor Notes
C. Howard Hiester Canal Center, next to Berks County Heritage Center's information center at 1102 Red Bridge Rd., has a collection of artifacts representing 19th-century travel on the Union and Schuylkill canals. Videos offer historic information. Among the large exhibits are a tugboat pilothouse, a tollbooth and a coal scow that was converted to a houseboat for the Hiester family, who operated a boatyard.

Guided tours are available.

Admission
$5; $4 (ages 60+); $3 (ages 7-18). Combination ticket with Gruber Wagon Works $8; $6 (ages 60+); $4 (ages 7-18).
Hours
Guided tours are given Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. noon-5, May 1-last Sun. in Oct. Last tour begins 1 hour before closing. Allow 1 hour minimum.
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