If you have one to two hours:
- Explore the park visitor center/museum which features audio-visual programs, exhibits, and a bookstore.
- View the 15 minute theater program that presents a history of the Hopewell Furnace community.
- Take a self-guided walking tour of the historic community. Enter the historic buildings where interpretive recordings and text will tell you the story of each.
- Experience living history programs and demonstrations presented during the summer season (late June through Labor Day) that show the work and lifestyles of Hopewell's inhabitants.
If you have more time:
For assistance with planning your visit:
- Walk (by trails) or drive to historic Bethesda Church (1 mile) and visit this corner of Hopewell's history.
- During apple harvest season (early September through October) pick your own apples from the park's orchard of historic varieties (a charge per pound is collected for the apples).
- Hike the park's trails to outlying areas of the park and other public use lands beyond.
- Attend special events that occur throughout the year.
- Visit neighboring French Creek State Park and enjoy the many recreational opportunities it offers.
For assistance and further information on planning your visit, you may call 610-582-8773, extension 232. to speak with a member of our visitor center staff. They will be happy to provide more information.