Pets are welcome to visit Hopewell Furnace NHS with some restrictions. Walking animals along the park's roadways and trails is a favorite activity for many owners. But exposure to unfamiliar people, surroundings, wildlife and domesticated animals can cause unusual or even aggressive behavior in some pets. Owners are responsible for their pet's care and conduct while on park grounds. To provide for the safety and enjoyment of pets, owners and fellow visitors, we request that pet owner comply with the following rules when visiting Hopewell Furnace with their animals.
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.