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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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Go back in time

I was raised in this area, and never knew it's historical value until later in my life. History... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Boyertown, Pennsylvania
Really cool place

We really enjoyed walking around this site . We saw sheep 🐑 getting Sheared. Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
New Kent, Virginia
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2 Mark Bird Ln, Elverson, PA 19520-9535
+1 610-582-8773
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was raised in this area, and never knew it's historical value until later in my life. History comes back to life with occasional recreations, must see.

Thank bill978
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed walking around this site . We saw sheep 🐑 getting Sheared. Very interesting areas of history ! He encountered friendly host throughout the property . We saw a demonstration of wool being spun into yarn . Beautiful property!

Thank Time2CUSA
Reviewed 7 March 2017

The National historic site is quaint and serial. It is a nice walk to travel from building to building and the buildings are well kept. The main house is quite large and very authentic. Overall on a nice day it is well worth the trip....More

1  Thank Edmund K
Reviewed 30 January 2017

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...More

Thank kellyl5378sales
Reviewed 20 January 2017

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....More

Thank James R
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...More

Thank Edward B
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.

Thank Kyle D
Reviewed 8 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.

Thank Beverly M
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...More

Thank Nite R
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...More

Thank Stephen R
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We have Therapy Dogs and we work with some children from our local schools and they are planning a picnic tomorrow there and we wanted to be sure the dogs were permitted. The teacher had called and was told Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs were allowed. I need to confirm that before we travel up there. There is a difference between Service Dogs and Therapy Dogs.
7 June 2017|
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Response from Edmund K | Reviewed this property |
yes service dogs are permitted
Keith T
About how long should we allocate to visit with the family if we are planning on being there in the summer months?
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
Greetings, My ancestors worked at the Hopewell Furnace during the 1800's (and at Warwick Furnace in the 1700's). Decades ago, I saw one of my relative's names in the pay records on display at Hopewell. Could you tell me, is there digital access to Hopewell Furnace's (and other forge) archives? I'm in DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) and am researching furnaces and forges of the era for an historic presentation. Thank you for any leads. Christine Williams
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