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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

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Address: 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA 19520
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We like to go here every couple years. It is a very peaceful experience, with lots of open space, and some buildings with presenters. There is always something different going on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Easy to imagine how many people worked here in the heyday. Buildings well preserved. We didn't think the signage of directions within the site were all that good. Had to guess a lot.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We like to go here every couple years. It is a very peaceful experience, with lots of open space, and some buildings with presenters. There is always something different going on. For a frfee site, they put on a nice presentation. Well worth a stp if you are in the area.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We lucked out with our recent visit to Hopewell Furnace NHS. Not only was the weather fabulous but there were some fascinating demonstrations taking place including the making of charcoal and smelting aluminum and creating unique molds. Hopewell Furnace is the site of one of America's earliest producer's of pig iron (an interesting story itself in how the name came... More 

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Upstate New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I enjoyed exploring this park. For their establishment birthday day they had a special scavenger hunt which was great for exploring the park. The rangers and volunteers who were at various areas of the park were great. I loved the demonstrations at the furnace of how they casted the iron into pieces. I love visiting National Park sites and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This place is awesome. All this time I lived here and never knew this was here. The kids and I were geocaching in the park and came across this place. Talk about taking a step back in time. Very educational and interesting to see how people lived back in the days. Most of the site/rooms have a button that explains... More 

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

As a handicapped visitor found the site easily accessible and well staffed. Transportation was provided to help handling mobility requirements in particularly difficult areas

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Watch the 15 minute movie first so you get a good understanding of what went on here. Inside many of the structures are audio buttons, make sure you hit them and listen to the history of the structure. Give yourself 1.5-2 hours for the tour. It's worth seeing the water wheel alone! Park rangers super friendly.

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Landenberg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was an interesting spot for little kids to begin learning about American history. Friendly staff. One distressing drawback: the two horses and herd of sheep look pretty neglected. One sheep was actually EATING THE INFECTED WOUND on another. They looked ill, dirty, and wobbled around covered in their own much. It was horrific to see. I hate to think... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

At first we thought it might be a little boring for our two children, however it ended up being extremely fun! You can go to the visitor's center and the kid's can do their "junior ranger" program. At the end they get a badge from a park ranger. There are animals, and you can learn about how people lived a... More 

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Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Hopewell Furnace distinguished this part of the country as a steel-makin' region. Today, the fire is out and, except for the soft sounds of visiting feet, the trail around the village that once was home to the forgers is quiet. I like looking down on it from the orchard above. I love taking children and, now, grandchildren there to gather... More 

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