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“A forgotten piece of history”

Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Howard
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Owner description: Eagle Ironworks at Curtin Village is a PA Historic Site open on Saturdays and Sundays from June through October. It features tours of Ironmaster Roland Curtin's mansion (built in 1830) which includes original and period furniture. The tour includes a visit to the waterwheel powered furnace where the personal carriage of Civil War PA Gov. Andrew Curtin is also on display, as well as antique farm machinery. Visitors can explore the Worker's Village. A picnic pavilion is on site. Tour lasts 45 minutes.
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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“A forgotten piece of history”
Reviewed May 29, 2012

What a great out of the way historic spot to visit and learn about the days gone by. It used to be a booming little place, lots of traffic, a working canal and railroad. So much history and the grounds are exeptionally beautiful and well kept. Unfortunately, there isn't much interest for places such as these in today's society so it would be nice to see that interest level pick up. Worth a visit for sure!

Visited May 2012
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State College
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175 reviews
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“Amazing Site!”
Reviewed February 23, 2012

I went there with a group, and we had a very thorough tour of the mansion, the iron works and the workers' village. I found the mansion interesting, but what really fascinated me were the vast ironworks. I understand that most of it is not original, but it's still a wonderful learning experience. Unfortunately the opening hours are far too limited for such an important historic site. I wish there was money available to develop it into a first class tourist attraction.

Visited May 2011
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Pennsylvania
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“Ironworks Building still almost intact!”
Reviewed November 11, 2011

Neat to see the ironworks building complete with furnace and water aqueduct chutes still in place.

Visited November 2011
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