Change to Park Hours Effective September 9
Please note effective September 9, 2013, the park's visitor center and historic buildings are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but its grounds, parking lot and restrooms remain open for public use.
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?
The term "Cold Blast" refers to air being drawn directly from the outside atmosphere and entered into a furnace by its bellows machinery. A "Hot Blast" system pre-heated the air before entry, a more efficient means of increasing temperature in a furnace. Hopewell Furnace was a cold blast furnace.