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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

2 Mark Bird Ln, Elverson, PA 19520-9535
+1 610-582-8773
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Fantastic place to look around. DO NOT GET A GUIDED TOUR

I have been here probably 20-30 times. It is closed to where we live. We went with our... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
A great little gem of history!

Stopped by here on a nice afternoon. Visitor Center is nice and the rangers go out of their way to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Holly R
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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2 Mark Bird Ln, Elverson, PA 19520-9535
+1 610-582-8773
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been here probably 20-30 times. It is closed to where we live. We went with our homeschool group. The guide was terrible. When you have kids guess a year--2 or 3 guesses is appropriate not 20. He got them riled up and then...More

Thank pegeth13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped by here on a nice afternoon. Visitor Center is nice and the rangers go out of their way to help you. You can pick apples here, 1 is free or they are $1/#. Lots of historic buildings explains the iron furnace's roll in the...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by Hopewell on way to Hudson River. Picked some apples and hiked to Hopewell Lake. Rangers as informative and helpful as ever. Another great visit!

Thank ssdirotm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a charming site destination, with excellent information center, fascinating buildings and periodic show-and-tells

Thank B6203ESelizabethc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just happened upon this National Treasure and what turned out to be a day trip turned into a volunteer adventure. If you are interested in history i would recommend you visit this place.

Thank HappySuz123
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If it was larger I would have rated Hopewell Furnace a solid 5, rather than the 4 I gave. My daughter and I choose visiting Hopewell Furnace because it was part of the National Park system and only about 1 hour from Allentown, PA. But...More

Thank gerry712
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Didn't know what to expect before I came here. This is a great site to learn about the period of transition to the Industrial Revolution. A lot to see, grounds are well kept. Sign says not to pet the barn animals, but we, especially my...More

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 7 September 2017

This site is another excellent presentation by the National Park Service! A very interesting piece of historical America. This historical site shows off the early American iron forge industry, and is very instructive as to what life was like in the late 1700's and early...More

Thank cmjm1
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This historic site sits adjacent to French Creek State Park and should not be missed. Open from 9:00-5:00 the staff are very friendly and the history here runs deep. If you are visiting in August-October, be sure to plan time to pick apples in the...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a lovely place to take a walk through history! We enjoyed the self-guided tour of the historical working farm. The grounds and buildings are beautiful and they also offer a picnic area which we enjoyed this summer. It is especially wonderful to visit...More

Thank McLFam
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7 June 2017|
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Response from Edmund K | Reviewed this property |
yes service dogs are permitted
Keith T
29 January 2017|
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Response from luvroma2 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the age of the party - young children, teens?? and what the level of interest is for history. At times there are also special exhibits which could add time to your visit. You should check with the National... More
5 January 2017|
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Response from Nite R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure,my advice would be to contact the NPS Hopewell Furnace the staff is most informative and helpful i am sure they can put you on the right track