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.
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.