Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Elverson

#34 of 151 in Nature in Pennsylvania
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is located in Elverson. To visit Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site on your trip to Elverson, use our Elverson sightseeing planner .
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  • Pick a nice weather day to tour this outside museum and learn about our country's past. The introductory short film explains the importance of this site and the small museum exhibits are well worth vi...  more »
  • Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is an example of a bustling 19th century iron furnace and community. First stop at the visitor center and learn about it in a 15 minute video, and tour the exhi...  more »
  • A great place to spend an afternoon. There are multiple walking trails (out and backs and loops) that connect with adjacent French Creek State Park. You tour this site at your own pace. Most of the buildings are open and you can explore some of the furnace ruins pretty openly. Some buildings have replica pieces that children can pick up and examine. There used to be a demonstration of the work that went on there, but I that's been halted as they haven't done it the past two times we've been there. My son and daughter both enjoy trips there. It's great for kids who don't mind walking a bit as there is a good deal to explore. It's a fun day trip and it's free, good for kids, has an interesting Revolutionary War period history, and ample access to miles of hiking trails. There's a lot here to enjoy.
  • A fantastic way to spend the afternoon. A lot of interesting exhibits that are beautifully maintained. You can listen to recorded info at most exhibits which is great for younger visitors. Our group included adults, elementary and middle school age and everyone haf a great time. Also can't beat the price -- free admission! Stop in at the visitors center to watch quick intro video describing the different elements of US history that are captured at yhis historical site.

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