• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Directions

Conestoga wagon with the typical blue painted body and red wheels.

In the 18th and early 19th centuries Hopewell transported its products to market by Conestoga wagon.

National Park Service

Park Address: 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA 19520

By Automobile

From the North: US Route 422 to PA Route 345. Turn onto Route 345 South and travel 6.6 miles through the town of Birdsboro and French Creek State Park until you reach the park entrance.

From the East: PA Turnpike (I-76) West to exit 312 (Downingtown). Take PA Route 100 North 9 miles to PA Route 23. Turn left onto Route 23 West and travel 7 miles to PA Route 345. Turn right onto Route 345 North 4 miles to the park entrance.

From the South: I-95 North to PA Turnpike (I-76). PA Turnpike West to exit 312 (Downingtown). Take PA Route 100 North and travel 9 miles to PA Route 23. Turn left onto Route 23 West and travel 7 miles to PA Route 345. Turn right onto Route 345 North and travel 4 miles to the park entrance.

From the West: PA Turnpike (I-76) East to exit 298 (Morgantown). Turn onto PA Route 10 South and travel 1 mile to PA Route 23. Turn left onto Route 23 East and travel 5.3 miles to PA Route 345. Turn left onto Route 345 North and travel 4 miles to the park entrance.

Approximate distances from Hopewell Furnace NHS:

Allentown, PA: 45 miles
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (PA): 90 miles
Gettysburg National Military Park (PA): 103 miles
Harrisburg, PA: 65 miles
Lancaster, PA: 42 miles
Philadelphia, PA: 52 miles
Reading, PA: 15 miles
Valley Forge, PA: 28 miles


GPS Location Coordinates of Park Entrance:

Latitude: 40.20667
Longitude: -75.767660

Did You Know?

The air blast is directed through the Tuyere as it enters the furnace.

The term "Cold Blast" refers to air being drawn directly from the outside atmosphere and entered into a furnace by its bellows machinery. A "Hot Blast" system pre-heated the air before entry, a more efficient means of increasing temperature in a furnace. Hopewell Furnace was a cold blast furnace.