We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village

Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 251 Curtin Village Road, Howard, PA 16841
Phone Number: 814-355-1982
Improve this listing

Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village is a unique state-owned historical...

Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village is a unique state-owned historical site in Centre County, PA. It features Pleasant Furnace, the Roland Curtin Mansion and the Worker's Village.Curtin Village was part of a large iron plantation from 1810-1921. Its buildings are preserved so visitors can gain insights into how iron was produced and what life was like in a company town in the 1800s. Guided tours are given on weekends.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 13 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 7
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
  • 0
  • 0
Old Ironworks

History of this place is great with knowlegdeable people. Loved the house with the tours. You used to be able to do self guided of the iron works, but I don't know if they still... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
vivienne s
Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
Add Photo Write a Review

13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Beech Creek, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

It used to be a wonderful place to visit, attend events, fun fairs, antique shows and more but they don't do much there...its a real shame.

Thank melzie2015
Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

History of this place is great with knowlegdeable people. Loved the house with the tours. You used to be able to do self guided of the iron works, but I don't know if they still allow this.

Thank vivienne s
Howard, PA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

You get a guided tour of the 1830 Curtin Mansion and the authentically restored water wheel powered iron ore furnace called Eagle Ironworks. It has old farm machinery and tools and Civil War PAenna. Gov. Andrew Curtin's personal carriage. Then you can visit the worker's village on your own. Lots of antiques in the mansion, even arrowheads! Cost was inly... More 

1 Thank PRCUAgirl
Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Thanks to budget cuts, the Ironworks and house are rarely open. However, there are plenty of things to do on the grounds if you don't require entertainment. Bring a lunch and eat in the pavilion or picnic in the old worker's village. Fish or tube in Spring Creek, which is right there! This is a gorgeous setting that's surprisingly low... More 

2 Thank AthensNikita
State College, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Central PA was settled by Agriculture and Iron mining and processing. This site is the best place to learn about the Iron process. There are many stonework iron furnace chimney stacks scattered around the region, but, as far as I know, this is the only one where one can learn about the whole works and see how the furnace was... More 

2 Thank cachaff
Westport, Connecticut
Level Contributor
84 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Just a short distance from the road leading to Bald Eagle State Park, the old ironworks building was amazing to see. I am sorry we didn't get to take a tour. They are only given on weekends now due to government budget cuts. There are a few interesting buildings, including a house to tour, and an old church. Very picturesque.

2 Thank lorettam55
Havertown, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We went there today, Monday just to learn they no longer offer tours on the wkdays. So hopefully on out next journey here we can stop by and enjoy the sites.

1 Thank Gabrielasmadre
Bellefonte, PA
Level Contributor
25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

It is best to go in the summer months when the Guide Staff us there to take a tour of the house. During cold weather months, its still a great place to take pictures of all the buildings. It helps gain perspective on the way we lived back in the old days!

1 Thank miket156
Level Contributor
49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Went here because my g-g-g-grandfather worked here in the 1800s. It is owned by the Curtin family (Andrew G. Curtin was the governor of Pennsylvania 1861-1867.) With Pennsylvania's cut to state parks, this too has suffered, but is still a beautiful place to visit. The home is amazing with many period pieces inside, and the ironworks itself is extremely interesting.... More 

1 Thank MarciaM
central PA and London
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

This is a gem of a place that is unfortunately a bit off the beaten path (though only a couple miles from I-80!) and understaffed, but it is one of the BEST reconstructed ironworks in the state, if not the country. Shows how an iron plantation worked in the 19th century and has great potential to demonstrate frontier life. Sadly,... More 

1 Thank Sawsyon

Travelers who viewed Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village also viewed

Been to Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?