Plan Your Visit

If you have one to two hours:

  • Explore the park visitor center/museum which features audio-visual programs, exhibits, and a bookstore.
  • View the 15 minute theater program that presents a history of the Hopewell Furnace community.
  • Take a self-guided walking tour of the historic community. Enter the historic buildings where interpretive recordings and text will tell you the story of each.
  • Experience living history programs and demonstrations presented during the summer season (late June through Labor Day) that show the work and lifestyles of Hopewell's inhabitants.

If you have more time:

  • Walk (by trails) or drive to historic Bethesda Church (1 mile) and visit this corner of Hopewell's history.
  • During apple harvest season (early September through October) pick your own apples from the park's orchard of historic varieties (a charge per pound is collected for the apples).
  • Hike the park's trails to outlying areas of the park and other public use lands beyond.
  • Attend special events that occur throughout the year.
  • Visit neighboring French Creek State Park and enjoy the many recreational opportunities it offers.
For assistance with planning your visit:

For assistance and further information on planning your visit, you may call 610-582-8773, extension 232. to speak with a member of our visitor center staff. They will be happy to provide more information.








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