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“A step back in time.”

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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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!

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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. The tiny village where the workers lived is very serene & quaint & illistrates what it was like to live in a small company town in Pennsylvania in the mid-1800s.

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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, it is only partially supported by the State museums' commission, and the local volunteer group can only do so much, especially as it is not right in the heart of any tourism. But if you like iron and old industry, this is definitely worth visiting on weekends in the summer.

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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!

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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.

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