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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Description: Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is one of the finest examples of a rural American 19th century iron plantation. The buildings include a blast furnace, the ironmaster's mansion, and auxiliary structures. Hopewell Furnace was founded in 1771 by Ironmaster Mark Bird. The furnace operated until 1883.
Primarily an area that is significant for its cultural resources, Hopewell Furnace consists of 14 restored structures in the core historic area, 52 features on the List of Classified Structures, and a total of 848 mostly wooded acres. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is surrounded by French Creek State Park which preserves the lands the furnace utilized for its natural resources.

Directions: Plane - The nearest airport to Hopewell Furnace NHS is Philadelphia International Airport. The Reading Regional Airport provides commuter flights.
Car - From the North: PA Route 422 to PA Route 82 South to PA Route 724 East to Route 345 South.

From the East: PA Turnpike (I-76)to exit 23, Downingtown to PA Route 100 North to PA Route 23 West to PA Route 345 North.

From the South, Use Interstate 95 North and follow Eastbound directions.

From the West: PA Turnpike (I-76) to exit 22, Morgantown to PA Route 10 South to PA Route 23 East to PA Route 345 North.

Public Transportation - There is no public transportation to the park. Greyhound Bus services are located in Reading, approximately 15 miles from the park. Amtrak and regional rail service is available from Downingtown, approximately 20 miles from the park.

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520
Phone: Visitor Information 610-582-8773 Visitor Information (TDD) 610-582-2093

Detailed web page for Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Map

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