Change to Park Hours Effective September 9
Please note effective September 9, 2013, the park's visitor center and historic buildings are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but its grounds, parking lot and restrooms remain open for public use.
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?
Hopewell Furnace was built initially to supply nearby forges operated by its builder, Mark Bird. The forges heated and hammered the furnace's brittle pig iron bars, driving out much of their contaminate carbon and turning the metal into stronger, more malleable wrought iron.