History & Culture
The history of Hopewell Furnace spans two centuries -- from its untouched natural state as a part of the great eastern American forests -- to its rebirth as a recreational and cultural history area. In between are the stories of industrial development, technology, community, craftsmanship, and natural resources that together changed America. In this section of our web site, you can learn more about the many stories Hopewell Furnace has to tell of the history of our nation, people and land.
Did You Know?
The production of cast iron stoves was a mainstay of Hopewell Furnace's operations until 1844. The highpoint of Hopewell's production was in 1839 when 5,152 stoves were produced.