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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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Great site!

Didn't know what to expect before I came here. This is a great site to learn about the period of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Forked River, New Jersey
Americana well displayed.

This site is another excellent presentation by the National Park Service! A very interesting piece... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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2 Mark Bird Ln, Elverson, PA 19520-9535
+1 610-582-8773
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Reviewed 1 week 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a wonderful place to visit, and take your school age children as well. The spot that Hopewell Furnace holds in our nation's history is very well documented. The guides are very knowledgeable. You can easily spend several hours here.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly interesting historical plantation. When I heard furnace natl park - I guess I thought- a museum of furnaces. So wrong- many buildings, nice walk around the acreage, learned a lot! Park rangers and volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. Scavenger hunt for kids to earn...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 27 July 2017

What a lovely little National Historic Site. The tour is self guided, the map proved gives information as well as signage through the site. Staff was friendly, the video in the visitor center was informative, and the small display of iron materials and stoves was...More

Thank AngelaMB12
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this awesome historic site, it was fun to see where they processed iron ore. The park staff are very friendly and extremely helpful and informative.

Thank Dave L
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I was lucky enough to be at Hopewell on July 4th and got to take in the program the park delivered. The site has many old buildings: the original home and forge workers homes, barns, and other outbuildings. It was quite interesting and well worth...More

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We saw the sign and spontaneously changed our route to visit that place. Its a place of rich American history, the buildings well restored. There is a visitor center, which offers an explanatory video about the furnace and the workers. Afterwards walk around and get...More

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Response from Edmund K | Reviewed this property |
yes service dogs are permitted
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28 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
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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