• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania


Visitor walking his dogs along a fence at Hopewell Furnace.

Visitors can enjoy outings with their pets at Hopewell Furnace.

NPS photo

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.

  • Pets must be on leash and under control at all times when outside their owner's vehicle. There are no designated areas for leaving pets unattended and tied to an object.
  • Pets are allowed in all outdoor areas of the park open to the public. Pets are not allowed inside any public use buildings. Only service animals or those in training to become service animals are allowed inside buildings with their owners or trainers.
  • Owners are responsible for removing any pet excrement left by their animals the park's exhibit areas, trails, trace roads and other areas with heavy public use.

Did You Know?

Flask mold ready for casting.

An iron "Molder" was one of the most skilled and best paid workers in the early iron industry. The best paid iron molder at Hopewell Furnace in 1836 was John Sheeler. He was paid $434.83 for producing enough cast iron stove plates to make 352 1/2 stoves.