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?
Charcoal was the fuel used to fire early iron furnaces like Hopewell. Entered along with iron ore and limestone, the burning charcoal inside the furnace produced temperatures as high as 3000 degrees. The resulting hot metal would be fluid enough to pour into sand molds to make "cast iron" products.