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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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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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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
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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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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Washington Township, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The beauty of the National Park Service is that they preserve parts of our history that would be lost to us forever if not for their great work. This iron furnace was active during the late 1700's and 1800's, providing various items (including cannonballs). It opened right before the American Revolution. The NPS has demonstrations of the trade,. However, it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here after visiting French Creek State Park and literally asked the park ranger what is there to do here. Both he and the volunteer were very nice and informative. It is a great place to walk all around and try to grasp what a iron furnace was like in the 18 and 19th centuries. The site is beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great place to visit. Lots of history here. Re inactment in the summer time. Also farm animals Good place to hike

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stopped here on our way home to Baltimore from Reading. We are park entusiasts and will stop anytime we are even somewhat near a NPS unit. We really didn't have any expectations when coming here, we just knew that it was an old iron plantation. The video in the visitor's center is a great place to start. It gives... More 

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Additional Information about Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Address: 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA 19520
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Elverson
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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