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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

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Address: 2 Mark Bird Ln, Elverson, PA 19520-9535
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+1 610-582-8773
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 17:00

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Beautiful piece of history!

This is one of the best national parks that we have visited in PA so far. The rangers are friendly and knowledgeable; the museum was small but impactful; and the village itself... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best national parks that we have visited in PA so far. The rangers are friendly and knowledgeable; the museum was small but impactful; and the village itself is a beautiful piece of history. We recommend the small hike towards French Creek State Park to see Hopewell Lake. We will definitely be going back in the... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do for the afternoon, and saw this place on the map. Glad we did. We learned a lot about the industrial development of this part of the country, and how they made iron in the 18th and 19th centuries. Very interesting trip, and it is free. Lots of outdoor space to wander and hike... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Tough to find, but worth the trip. Revolutionary War iron furnace which operated for 100 years. Visitors'Center has friendly staff, museum, and interesting film. But center and parking lot on hill above actual furnace and surrounding village. Not very handicapped friendly. No much happening in the winter. It appears to be much more active in the summer.

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Thank Edward B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Very nice place to explore and learn about american revolutionary era history. The entire family enjoyed a visit here. Walking up and down the hill in the summer is a bit difficult but there is a back entrance it flat walking is more your style.

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Thank Kyle D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

There is a path from FC to Hopewell and my sisters and I just stumbled upon it on the Sunday morning we were planning to leave. It was very educational even without the buildings being open to the public.

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This site is a little hard to find and a bit out of the way but well worth the visit to tour a milling complex that did much for the revolution and civil war effort. you can walk and tour what life was like working at an iron mill learning what was involved in producing iron products that helped shape... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

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 pits look like they've recently been used. It's obvious they take care of this place. The visitor center is nice and new and they play you a... More 

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Thank Stephen R
Elverson, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great location close to French Creek State Park. Interesting historic village and good walking trails.

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

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 open to visit year round but the volunteers are only there certain times of the year. The history of Hopewell Furnace is fascinating. You start by watching an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Great place to learn about iron and slag. Nice presentation showing forms and how they are made. There are also some old buildings showing how people lived and some farm animals.

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