• 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

Annual Budget (fiscal year):

2008: $1,331,000
2009: $1,387,000
2010: $1,406,000
2011: $1,387,000
2012: $1,368,000

Did You Know?

Artist's rendering of a Filler adding charcoal into the furnace.

Men known as "Fillers" worked 12 hour shifts 7 days a week entering 400 - 500 lbs. of iron ore, 30 - 40 lbs. of limestone and 15 bushels of charcoal every half hour into Hopewell's furnace to keep it in "blast".