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?
Iron, like that made at Hopewell Furnace, was the principal metal for use in most applications during the 18th and most of the 19th centuries. Only after the development of large scale production of steel through the Bessemer process did steel overtake iron as the common metal in most products.