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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

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Address: 2 Mark Bird Lane, Elverson, PA 19520
Phone Number: 6105828773
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Excellent Historical experience and walking trails

We visited on a Sunday afternoon in July. The rural landscape was breathtaking with the light breeze across the meadow adding to the enjoyment of the view. The historical... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
John M
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a Sunday afternoon in July. The rural landscape was breathtaking with the light breeze across the meadow adding to the enjoyment of the view. The historical buildings and furnace were open and available to view and for demonstrations. We also did a trail walk to French Creek. The afternoon was refreshing and throughouly enjoyable, a great place... More 

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chester county
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Hopewell Furnace while camping at French Creek. It was okay. We watched the movie prior to walking around and it does give you some interesting information on the site and the surrounding area. We did not spend much time there only because there is not a lot to see. Many of the building were reconstructions and that sort... More 

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Carmichaels
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time that I have visited here. It a great place to go. It teaches you a lot about how the made iron and the products they made. It also shows how the community worked together. It is in the middle of no where but it quite and you can really look at all the building. The... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a warm June afternoon. There were few other visitors and we were warmly welcomed. We could have stood for hours in the upper area (above the furnace that was the area from which ore, limestone and charcoal were fed into the furnace) listening to the trundle of the massive water wheel, the clanks and sighs of the... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

It is a very nice place to visit. The information is outstanding from the rangers and it is a part of history normally not visited. Well worth a visit especially on a beautiful day. Great for children.

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Thank James C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Went here last summer with our daughter and her family. Walked the entire historic site. Had a picnic lunch, it was very interesting learning about the iron furnace. Such hard work so many yrs ago. Grounds are well kept and manicured. Trails are clearly marked and easily walked. Just a beautiful place to visit. Plan on another trip this year.

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Ripon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a part of us history that I had no idea about. The grounds are well maintained and preserved and they let you walk up close to everything. Really enjoyed it.

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Bergen, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Located in the outskirts of everything I didn't expect a warning about thiefs breaking into your car as the first thing I saw, but they were nowhere to be seen when we visited. You start out by a movie a bout the place before you visit the different buildings. Everything is self guided whch works good, although some of the... More 

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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

My friends, husband and I came for a tour of the grounds. Had an amazing time looking thru the history and visiting all the sites at Hopewell. Very informative. Beautifully kept grounds with beautiful scenery. We will definitely be back

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

The Ranger was quite helpful and the walking tour was well worth it. Much larger than expected it was well maintained and very interesting. Great stop while camping in the adjacent French Creek State Park. We visited in the off season but I suspect the have good living history programs.

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