National Historic Site
tenant house with furnace complex in backgroundHopewell Furnace National Historic Site is one of the finest examples of a rural American 19th century iron plantation. The buildings include a blast furnace, the ironmaster's mansion, and auxiliary structures. Hopewell Furnace was founded in 1771 by Ironmaster Mark Bird. The furnace operated until 1883.
bridge from the charcoal house to the charging floor
Office-Store looking toward the charging floor
Primarily an area that is significant for its cultural resources, Hopewell Furnace consists of 14 restored structures in the core historic area, 52 features on the List of Classified Structures, and a total of 848 mostly wooded acres. Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is surrounded by French Creek State Park which preserves the lands the furnace utilized for its natural resources.
pouring floor of the iron furnace
originally a Meeting House
attended by Hopewell Furnace workers
Civil War soldier
shed for those who come with horse and buggy
stall for one horse
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