• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

General Management Plan

An historic ledger with eyeglasses and pencil resting on an open page.
The National Park Service (NPS) has just begun a multi-year planning effort examining the condition of the park and discussing what it should look like in the future. We invite you to join us as we develop a blueprint for the park’s future. This blueprint, called a General Management Plan, will guide the park’s resource protection and facility development efforts and their goals for the visitor’s experience over the next 20 to 25 years.

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?

Replica cannon of the type made at Hopewell during the revolution.

Early in the American Revolution, colonial ordnance inspector Daniel Joy conducted a sort of school for Pennsylvania ironmasters on the proper method of casting cannon. As a result, in 1776-77 approximately 100 "great guns" were cast at Hopewell Furnace and accepted by the Continental Navy.