Our mission at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is to provide for the public enjoyment of Hopewell Furnace through a range of learning and recreational opportunities; to preserve and protect the old Furnace, Mansion House, and other resources that define the natural and cultural landscape known as Hopewell; and interpret and share the history of Hopewell and its people.
Learn how the National Park Service accomplishes this mission. Explore what is being planned for the furture, but first check out what happened last year by reading the annual report.
Did You Know?
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.