Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Elverson

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4.8/5 based on 100+ reviews on the web
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is located in Elverson. Put Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site at the forefront of your travel plans using our Elverson travel itinerary planner.
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  • Really enjoyed this place. Was surprised how much fun it was, really. The whole plantation is exceptionally restored. The water wheel is still working and the creek is still feeding it. The charcoal p...  read more »
  • Great location close to French Creek State Park. Interesting historic village and good walking trails. 
  • Our local newspaper wrote an article about Hopewell Furnace saying there would be volunteers on hand demonstrating how the iron furnace functioned. It is managed by the National Park Service and is op...  read more »
  • An historic gem. Beautiful grounds, wonderful lessons of history, and a real experience of smelting ore. We watched the demonstration and got a real appreciation for the skills involved in this technique. A must-see if you are in the area. I will return to explore the grounds more and stroll the trails.
  • Authentic historic site. Well preserved and restored with excellent guides and summary brochure to take hope and remember.
  • This Historic Site offers a gift shop, guided tour, self guided tour and books about the history of the area. There is a large area of the establishment that you can walk and explore including old houses, the furnace area Kama the living quarters and various sheds and stalls. If you arrive early, you can entertain yourself with a round of disc golf.
  • Hopewell Furnace is an outstanding example of an iron making village with great trails that connect to adjacent French Creek State Park. This is a truly beautiful area of iconic eastern Pennsylvania landscapes.
  • Another excellent park. There's livestock, historic buildings, a lovely bridge and brook. Even if you don't catch it on a park day, it's worth the trip. The visitors center still has some of the old stoves they made. Self guided tours are presented as signs and audio at each major station with original buildings and wagons. The visitors center also has a video presentation the kids enjoy and bathrooms, water, and air conditioning. The activities on park days include making charcoal (a demonstration) and casting stove parts which lets the kids play with the sand and molding. The water wheel is still functional.
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