• Hopewell Furnace Village

    Hopewell Furnace

    National Historic Site Pennsylvania

Public Transportation

There are no public transportation systems that directly service the park.

Bus:

Greyhound bus services are located in Reading, Pennsylvania, approximately 15 miles from the park.

Train:

Amtrak and regional rail service is available at Downingtown Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles from the park.

Plane:

The nearest airports to Hopewell Furnace are Philadelphia International Airport (PA) and Harrisburg International Airport (PA). Both are approximately 1 1/4 hours travel time from the park by automobile.

Did You Know?

Artist's rendering of a Filler adding charcoal into the furnace.

Men known as "Fillers" worked 12 hour shifts 7 days a week entering 400 - 500 lbs. of iron ore, 30 - 40 lbs. of limestone and 15 bushels of charcoal every half hour into Hopewell's furnace to keep it in "blast".