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.
Blue Marsh Lake, Leesport, PA
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, East Stroudsburg, PA
Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia, PA
Schuylkill River National & State Heritage Area, Pottstown, PA
Valley Forge National Historical Park, Valley Forge, PA
French Creek State Park, Elverson, PA
Cornwall Iron Furnace, Cornwall, PA
Conrad Weiser Homestead, Womelsdorf, PA
Daniel Boone Homestead, Birdsboro, PA
Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata, PA
Landis Valley Museum, Lancaster, PA
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Strasburg, PA
Brandywine Battlefield, Chadds Ford, PA
Hope Lodge, Fort Washington, PA
Graeme Park, Horsham, PA
Washington Crossing Historic Park, Washington Crossing, PA
Pennsbury Manor, Morrisville, PA
Berk's County Heritage Center, Wyomissing, PA
Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles, Boyertown, PA
Crow's Nest Preserve, Elverson, PA
Pottsgrove Manor, Pottstown, PA
Did You Know?
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.