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.
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?
Cold blast charcoal-fired iron furnaces like Hopewell Furnace were in operation in Pennsylvania as early as 1720. Between 1832 and 1840, 32 such furnaces were built in the state. The U.S. census of 1840 recorded 212 charcoal-fired furnaces operating in Pennsylvania that year.