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, sometimes still smoldering from its recent manufacture, was first placed under the "Cooling Shed" and allowed to lower in temperature before being shoveled into the "Charcoal House". This helped guard against accidental fire that could consume all of Hopewell Furnace's fuel.