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.
General Management Plan
The first step is to identify the resource management, facility development, interpretation and visitor experience issues that the public feels are important to discuss during this planning effort. Join us in a series of open houses and meetings at the park to discuss your thoughts and concerns, or send them electronically or by mail.
You may mail your comments to:
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520
or click here to send an e-mail.
Did You Know?
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.