How American Industrialization Began.

Hopewell Furnace showcases an early American landscape of industrial operations from 1771-1883, Hopewell and other "iron plantations" laid the foundation for the transformation of the United States into an industrial giant for the time. The park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of our growing nation.

Visitor Center building at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Virtual Visitor Center

Visit the Virtual Visitor Center to plan a trip and learn more about how best to experience Hopewell Furnace during COVID-19.

Two park rangers hold a Hopewell Furnace banner in the historic village.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

A view of the iron plantation looking towards the Cast House, Barn, and Iron Master's Mansion.

Things To Do

Discover many of the things you can do when visiting Hopewell Furnace!

Pile of gold junior ranger pins that say Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Junior Ranger

Explore and learn about Hopewell Furnace to become a Junior Ranger!

Staff and AmeriCorps intern engage with group of homeschoolers about iron making.

Field Trips

Students can explore and learn about the 19th Century iron-making community and its role of industrialization in the growth of the country.

Wooden frame of the Cast House.

Cast House Reconstruction

Learn how the Cast House at Hopewell Furnace came to be reconstructed.

A group of four women who participate in the Berks County Gardening Club.

Volunteer Opportunities

Learn how you can volunteer your time and talent at Hopewell Furnace.

Cast house in the fog at sunrise

Ranger Programs

Join a ranger as they talk about the people, innovation, and industrial past of Hopewell Furnace.

Group of four apples hanging from a branch in the orchard.


Visit the historic orchard at Hopewell Furnace. Have your history and eat it too!

Last updated: September 12, 2021

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2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson , PA 19520


610 582-8773

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