• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Administrative History

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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Administrative History

Did You Know?

Charcoal wagon used to carry the fuel to the furnace.

Charcoal was the fuel used to fire early iron furnaces like Hopewell. Entered along with iron ore and limestone, the burning charcoal inside the furnace produced temperatures as high as 3000 degrees. The resulting hot metal would be fluid enough to pour into sand molds to make "cast iron" products.