• 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?

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.