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Learned more from the exhibits and from the structure and the machinery than the guide but she did her best from what she did know.
Much effort was spent to explain how well treated were those who labored in the furnace, the house, in the...More
Glad we made time to visit. Must take the full tour to be really worth it but there are alot of steps to go up and down. Our guide was very informative and explained everything well. It was really interesting to see how the whole...More
What an experience! First David at the front desk was very thorough at explaining all the ways you could visit the place, that was very nice, because there are options for all afford-abilities! Then we had the best guide you could ever wish for: Karen,...More
Terrific place preserved for our enjoyment of our heritage and history. We spent about 45 minutes viewing the artifacts produced at the furnace including cannon balls and cannon. This furnace produced cannons for George Washington and his army. Then at 11:00 we started our very...More
Many times buildings and the furnace has been removed leaving just the stacks. In 1967, electric was added to key points of the tour. The 24 ft. steam engine wheel moves at 1/12th the speed and the tallow lamps are now electric. The settlement was...More
My wife and I visited the Cornwall Iron Furnace near our home on Pennsylvania's "Charter Day" which made the admission FREE.
The furnace and all the exhibits were very informational as well as enjoyable, especially on a freezing cold day in March.
My only disappointment...More
We made an unexpected visit to the Furnace on a rainy Sunday and had the best time. The grounds are beautiful and the history was so rich and informative. Our guide Karin made us feel like family and was extremely knowledgeable. Glad we went.
The historic tour starts will a film that explains two hundreds that contributed to this 1000 acre plantation, ownership, and the ore business that operated here! $6 was well worth the couple hours and you could spend a day exploring all the buildings.
The buildings of the Cornwall Iron furnace are pretty impressive. Plan on spending a least an hour watching a short film, walking through the visitor center and then a tour of the building which houses the furnace. Our guide was very knowledgable. It is part...More
A treasure trove of information about iron smelting from the earliest times in America through the civil war and beyond. There is a 15 minute video that you watch before the tour which gives you a head up about the property but the meat and...More
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