• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

For Kids

Artist's rendering of historic objects at Hopewell Furnace.

Artist's rendering of historic objects and structures at Hopewell Furnace NHS.

NPS Illustration.

Become a Junior Ranger at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site


Stuck at home on a rainy day? You can still be a part of the National Park Junior Ranger Program through WebRangers --- the online interactive Junior Ranger Program. Now you can explore, learn, and protect special places from your computer. WebRangers can post stories or photos, scan National Park web-cams, answer the "Question of the Week" and complete activities to earn rewards. When you complete all the activities, you will earn the WebRangers patch. If you wish to become a Junior Ranger from home, you can reach the National Park WebRanger pages by visiting: www.nps.gov/webrangers

Did You Know?

Iron ore of the type that was used by Hopewell Furnace.

"Slag" was the waste material created during Hopewell Furnace's iron smelting process. It consisted of residual minerals in the iron ore that remained after the iron had been removed. Often it appears glassy and multicolored, a combination of minerals such as copper, nickle and manganese.