• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Operating Hours & Seasons

During this summer season (June 15 - late August) Hopewell Furnace NHS will be fully open daily from 9 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.. During other times of the year the park is fully open Wednesday through Sunday, 9.a.m. to 5.p.m. including federal holidays except Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's, M. L. King and President's Day. On Monday's and Tuesday's during non-summer season, the park's historic buildings and visitor center are closed, but its grounds, parking lot and restrooms remain open for public use.

During the park's summer season (June - August), visitors can experience the lifestyles and operations of the historic iron making community through demonstrations and living history programs. Activities occur on days staffing is available and vary from day to day.

During September and October the park's historic apple orchard is opened for picking by the public. The park's orchard includes many historic varieties not normally available in today's markets. Length of season and availability of varieties depends upon the success of the growing season. The apples are sold by the pound.

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.