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.


Furnace Head

Plan Your Visit

A walking tour, living history programs, picking apples or watching wildlife are just a few ways to enjoy the park.

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Annual Christmas Program,  December 6th, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Iron Plantation Christmas

Program includes how Christmas was observed at different time periods during the iron furnace community's existence. Admission and parking free.

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Horse-drawn Cart on Road

Parks for the People

Hopewell Furnace has been selected as a laboratory for designing the next century of national parks.

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