• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Accessibility

For Mobility impaired:

The park's visitor center and restrooms are handicap accessible to visitors.

Much of the historic furnace community was built on a hillside. Roadways and trails in the park are earthen and sometimes rocky and uneven. Some of the historic buildings are accessible, others require negotiating steps or high door sills to enter. Transportation assistance is available for those who need it to access the historic area from spring through autumn.

For hearing impaired:

The visitor center theater program and museum videos are captioned. Written texts of audio programs are available.

For visually impaired:

Large print versions of the park brochure and braille maps of the historic area are available.

Individuals with specific accessibility requirements are encouraged contact the park in advance to discuss their needs.

Did You Know?

Charcoal mound steaming and smoldering as it changes from wood into charcoal.

Early iron works depended on large stands of forests to produce their fuel. The Hopewell Furnace consumed approximately one acre of woodland (converted into charcoal) per day of iron production.