• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Nearby Attractions

The region surrounding Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site holds numerous federal, state and local sites open for the enjoyment of the public. We encourage visitors to learn more about these sites and enjoy the historical, natural and recreational opportunities they have to offer.

Federal Sites:

Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport, PA
www.nap.usace.army.mil/sb/bm_guide.htm

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, East Stroudsburg, PA
www.nps.gov/dewa

Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA
www.nps.gov/inde

Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area, Pottstown, PA
www.schuylkillriver.org

Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge, PA
www.nps.gov/vafo

State Sites:

French Creek State Park, Elverson, PA
www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/frenchcreek.aspx

Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall, PA
www.phmc.state.pa.us

Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf, PA
www.phmc.state.pa.us

Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, PA
www.phmc.state.pa.us

Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata, PA
www.phmc.state.pa.us

Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster, PA
www.landisvalleymuseum.org

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PA
www.rrmuseumpa.org

Brandywine Battlefield, Chadds Ford, PA
www.ushistory.org/brandywine

Hope Lodge, Fort Washington, PA
www.ushistory.org/hope

Graeme Park, Horsham, PA
www.phmc.state.pa.us

Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, PA
www.phmc.state.pa.us

Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville, PA
www.pennsburymanor.org

Local Sites:

Berk's County Heritage Center, Wyomissing, PA
www.countyofberks.com/parks

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, Boyertown, PA
www.boyertownmuseum.org

Crow's Nest Preserve, Elverson, PA
www.natlands.org/preserves/preserve.asp?fldPreserveId=42

Pottsgrove Manor, Pottstown, PA
www.montcopa.org

Did You Know?

The anvil was just one historic tool made from iron.

Iron, like that made at Hopewell Furnace, was the principal metal for use in most applications during the 18th and most of the 19th centuries. Only after the development of large scale production of steel through the Bessemer process did steel overtake iron as the common metal in most products.