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Fricks Lock

2041-2181 Pennsylvania 724, Pottstown, Pennsylvania 19465 USA

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“An Abandoned village”

This place is on private property. Listing for informational purposes only. Please do not visit without express permission from the land owner. Fricks Locks Historic District or more simply Frick's Lock is an abandoned village, along the also abandoned Schuylkill Canal, in the northeast portion of East Coventry Township, Chester County,Pennsylvania. This 18th-century village outlasted the canal, being abandoned in the late 20th century with the construction of the adjacent Limerick Nuclear Power Plant. The village on about 18 acres of land were listed as a historic district by the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Frick's Locks is considered a modern ghost town, and although private property, attracts visitors. In 2013 construction and repairs have begun to turn Fricks Lock into a Historical site and Tourist attraction!

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Chelsea Koglmeier

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October 14, 2014
Rated 4.0

Be careful if you're going to visit Fricks Lock. It is private property, but you can arragne to have tours if you are down to plan ahead. On weekends there can be a few perday! Check the link to find their facebook page with more details

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angrejohny

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September 15, 2013

drove awhile to get there so I was very disappointed, the entire area is fenced off with a 12' fence , and it has 24 hr security and alot of the building have been or in mid restoration so no cool abandoned things to check out flat out waste of time.

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robynmontella

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August 27, 2013

I would be very cautious in making sure it really is turning into a tourist attraction. I was told by a police officer that the arrest almost 1 person per day for trespassing! I was almost one of them!

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inanimate.object.9

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June 30, 2013

in 2013 construction and repairs have begun to turn Fricks Lock into a Historical site and Tourist attraction

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Fricks Lock

2041-2181 Pennsylvania 724
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
19465 USA

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