Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site:

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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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Travel one hour northwest of the inner city of Philadelphia to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, in Elverson, Pennsylvania, and you may think you've gone back in time.
Departing from the Capitol, Ridge and the other cyclists will visited such other attractions as Chocolate World, Cornwall Furnace, and Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Landis Valley Museum, Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, and Ursinus College.
On Monday, I arrived in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and went to the nearby Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.
Pennsylvania: Valley Forge NHP and Hopewell Furnace NHS New Jersey: Edison NHS, Morristown NHP, Sandy Hook New York: Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island NM, Fire Island NS,
From October 15 to 17, tour attendees will visit Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, in Pennsylvania, and then travel to the Finger Lakes region of New York.
Spooky tours of Eastern State Penitentiary have become annual Halloween favorites; or you can hear ghost stories at Hopewell Furnace or Graeme Park.
The Rutgers team focused on Hopewell Furnace, which tells the story of the Industrial Revolution, among others.
Some parks have already put the students' smaller innovations to work, and several bigger ideas are being considered during the creation of the parks' management plans at Hopewell Furnace and the Civil War Defenses of Washington.
In addition, French Creek State Park is participating in a National Park Service event at nearby Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, Berks County.
Located about a dozen miles southwest of Reading in the ore-rich Pennsylvania Highlands, Hopewell Furnace took advantage of thick local hardwood forests, readily available iron ore, and limestone to produce the charcoal that kept the furnace burning.
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, featuring a cold-blast furnace restored to its 1830s appearance, adjoins the park.
Washington National Monument (VA), a March for the Parks at both Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (PA) and Homestead National Monument of America (NE), and volunteer events throughout the country.