Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

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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

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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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.
The Van Alen Institute and the Park Service invited students to submit briefs on one of seven sites including Biscayne (FL), Chattahoochee River (GA), Civil War Defenses of Washington (DC), Hopewell Furnace (PA), Nicodemus (KS), Valles Caldera (NM), and San Juan Island (WA).
The rhythmic noises of the turning water wheel and the roar of the furnace blast never stopped at Hopewell Furnace (Pennsylvania) during its years of operation (1771-1883).
They can also expect a mix of easily and publically accessible sites -- Hopewell Furnace in Pennsylvania, the Slater Mill Historic Site in Rhode Island -- alongside the remote and relatively inaccessible to which members of the SIA seem so drawn -- gold mines in the Yukon, copper mines on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
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.
Today, 71 years after Hopewell Furnace became the second national historic site in the Park Service (Salem Maritime debuted five months earlier), park officials are adding an important human chapter to the iron plantation's industrial story after taking that second "second look.
This teacher's guide contains activities to use in conjunction with a site visit to the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site (Elverson, Pennsylvania).
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.
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.
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.
On Monday, I arrived in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, and went to the nearby Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.