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.
There are no public transportation systems that directly service the park.
Greyhound bus services are located in Reading, Pennsylvania, approximately 15 miles from the park.
Amtrak and regional rail service is available at Downingtown Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles from the park.
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?
Hopewell Furnace was built initially to supply nearby forges operated by its builder, Mark Bird. The forges heated and hammered the furnace's brittle pig iron bars, driving out much of their contaminate carbon and turning the metal into stronger, more malleable wrought iron.