Change to Park Hours Effective September 9
Please note effective September 9, 2013, the park's visitor center and historic buildings are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but its grounds, parking lot and restrooms remain open for public use.
How American Industrialization Began.
Hopewell Furnace showcases an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation. Operating from 1771-1883, Hopewell and other "iron plantations" laid the foundation for the transformation of the United States into an industrial giant. The park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of our growing nation.
Plan Your Visit
A walking tour, living history programs, picking apples or watching wildlife are just a few ways to enjoy the park.Read More
Iron Plantation Christmas
See how traditonal Christmas' were observed throughout the furnace's history. Village store will be open and the Belsnickel will be active!Read More
Parks for the People
Hopewell Furnace has been selected as a laboratory for designing the next century of national parks.Read More
Did You Know?
Hopewell Furnace produced products for not only common Americans but also foreign persons of note. In 1822 Hopewell received an order for a stove from Joseph Bonaparte, brother of Napolean Bonaparte, and the former appointed King of Spain.