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“Hopewell Furnace a must see on a warm sunny afternoon”

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Elverson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 26, 2013

Wow (its free, with donations), the short 15 minute movie details life at Hopewell during the 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s. It brings Hopewell furnace alive. then you walk around and it feels like you are back in the time period. they have done a wonderful job preserving and allowing visitors a hands on feel to tools and iron casting of that time periond.

In addition, we visited St. Petes Village only a 10 minute drive away. they have big boulders that our teenage kids and myself like to climb on. then get some ice cream and play some old pinball games 2 for 1 for 25 cents....for us old pinball wizards, tilt still works, but they have about 20 pinball machines. worth the visit!!

makes for a super fun afternoon. pack a picnic lunch and enjoy.

Thank PapaKMichigan
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great for hiking and very dog friendly. Animals and sites for kids to see. They have special times during their year when they open their buildings and have people dressed in character.

Thank loveagoodbreakfast
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We visited on a cold day in March since we were looking for something to do. There were about 8 building to look in. There was a minimal amount of walking on a slight hill. There were no activities and no people - we were the only people there. You can walk in the house and a small general store, but with really no items inside to look at. You can push a button to hear a short story of the area you are in, but this entire visit is not really worth the visit as even the furnace and waterwheel are not functioning. All you are able to see if an old house, barn, and a few smaller houses...none of which you can go inside.

Thank Teambono
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

great place to visit if you are into history....be prepared for a lot of walking....beautiful place..have been there many times.....always find something different each time I go.

1  Thank sue c
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

it was snowing, windy and cold, so we were disappointed that the weather precluded our exploring the well-preserved village and buildings. But we got a bad-weather bonus -- the low attendance meant we could have all the time we wanted asking the very knowledgable Park Rangers all kinds of questions. And we did. The brief film was excellent, and we enjoyed all the exhibits, and really learned a lot. I think it helps to be interested in history -- we are and loved the place. We'd have stayed much longer, of course, if we'd been able to visit the buildings, but it was a thoroughly stimulating hour.

Thank carly5
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