Colvin Bridge

Schellsburg, Pennsylvania, was founded by John Schell who laid out the town in 1808.  Incorporated as Bedford County's second borough in 1838, the town was designated an historic district in 2001 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service.  This was done in recognition of the town's rich architectural heritage of homes, barns, chicken coops and outhouses constructed in the 19th century of log and stone.

Take a walking tour of the town.  Brochures are available by e-mailing  Many of the homes proudly display their age on front plaques.  Visit the antique and craft stores, the candle maker, the potter, take a boat ride, go fishing, tour the three covered bridges.  Test your sense of direction at Gravity Hill.  Sit on the porch and visit with the neighbors.  Finish your walk with an ice cream from the vegetable and flower market.  Life is good in Schellsburg!