Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Address:2 Mark Bird Ln
Elverson, PA 19520

Phone:610-582-8773
Fax:610-582-2768
Web: www.nps.gov/hofu/
Size: 848 acres.
Established: Designated Hopewell Village National Historic Site on August 3, 1938; renamed on September 19, 1985.
Location:5 miles south of Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, on PA 345; 10 miles from Morgantown interchange of the PA Turnpike, via PA 23 East and PA 345 North.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail. Entrance fee required.
Activities:Hiking, self-guided tours, living history programs.
Special Features:Founded by Mark Bird, the first ironmaster, Hopewell Furnace (1771-1883) was one of the finest examples of a rural American 19th-century iron plantation. Hopewell and other "iron plantations" laid the foundations for America's iron and steel industry. The buildings include a blast furnace, the ironmaster's mansion, and auxiliary structures.

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