How American Industrialization Began.

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

A view of the iron-making village looking towards the Cast House, barn, and Big House.

Discover the historic village

What can you discover at Hopewell Furnace? Every building tells a story!

Cast House in the fog at sunrise

Summer Ranger Talks

Join a Ranger as they explore the people, innovation, and industrial past of 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!

Last updated: June 13, 2019

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2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520


(610) 582-8773

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