• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Park Statistics

Established as a National Park Service area:

August 3, 1938

Park Size:

848.06 acres

Annual Visitation:

2005: 50,578
2006: 49,239
2007: 56,013
2008: 49,328
2009: 53,186
2010: 55,750
2011: 44,873
2012: 53,470
2013: 46,738

Annual Budget (fiscal year):

2008: $1,331,000
2009: $1,387,000
2010: $1,406,000
2011: $1,387,000
2012: $1,368,000
2013: $1,296,000
2014: $1,353,000

Did You Know?

Front view of Hopewell's Cast House, where iron castings were made.

By 1789 the Hopewell Furnace was Pennsylvania's second largest producer of iron. Its stated capacity was 700 tons of iron per blast year. A "blast year" usually lasted 10 - 11 months.