• 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?

Business sign of Hopewell Furnace's owners in the 1830's.

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.