NPS Centennial

The National Park Service turned 100 on August 25, 2016, and the entire year was quite a celebration! Throughout 2016, hundreds of millions of you ventured out to Find Your Park-learning, discovering, getting inspired, or simply having fun in national parks. Thank you for joining us!

The Find Your Park party will continue in 2017 as we invite you to continue your own journey to discover national parks and public lands. Share your stories at (and and with #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque on social media.

National parks across the system engaged in a variety of activities to prepare for and celebrate the centennial. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site was a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we did and join us as the National Park Service enters a new century in 2017!


Call to Action Projects 

  • Schuylkill River Sojourn Gives Paddlers a Taste of Civil War History

    A young woman prepares her kayak for a day on the water.

    The Schuylkill River NHA recently held its 15th Annual Schuylkill River Sojourn, a 112-mile paddling trip featuring programming surrounding the region's important Civil War history. Participants joined anywhere from one day to the full week-long trip and enjoyed visits from U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, Gettysburg NMP Superintendent Bob Kirby, and a one-woman play from Hopewell Furnace NHP. Read more

  • Building Local Pride with Free Bicycles at the Schuylkill River NHA

    High school students bicycle along a beautiful paved trail along the Schuylkill River.

    Through a unique partnership with local bike shops and non-profits, the Schuylkill River NHA has made 55 bicycles available for free rental in three historic Main Street communities. Used by residents and tourists, regular cyclists and first-timers, the bicycles continue to get people active and foster local pride, including among regional high school students in a special Youth Heritage Treks program. Read more

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2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520


(610) 582-8773

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