A permit is required to conduct certain activities on Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. For most activities, a permit charge is required for processing the activity request. Additional charges may be incurred if the activity necessitates park staff to perform more than administrative action.
Activities that require a permit to be issued before their practice include (but are not exclusive):
For more information or to request a permit for special activities in Hopewell Furnace NHS please contact the park at 610-582-8773 during regular business hours.
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.