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.

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!

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.

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!

Ironmaster's Mansion decorated for Independence Day
Independence Day Writing Challenge

Learn about details for this years contest.

Smelting Iron
Smelting Iron

Learn how the Hopewell Furnace came to Smelt Iron.

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.

B.A.R.K. Ranger medallion in foreground with blurry village in background
Become a B.A.R.K. Ranger

Learn how your pet can become a B.A.R.K Ranger while visiting 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: March 10, 2024

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2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520


610 582-8773

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