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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

2 Mark Bird Ln, Elverson, PA 19520-9535
+1 610-582-8773
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Enjoyable visit

This was an interesting historical area dating back to the time of iron production and the start of... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
mekopp
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dekopps@aol.com
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Another Good Site in Pennsylvania

We are fortunate to have these kinds of venues in our State. This is a tribute to the industrial... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
TommyBoy94
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 Mark Bird Ln, Elverson, PA 19520-9535
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting historical area dating back to the time of iron production and the start of the industrial revolution. It is a tribute to Pennsylvania’s history of 19th century iron plantations. This was one of the largest and most successful. We were able...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We are fortunate to have these kinds of venues in our State. This is a tribute to the industrial past in our area and is worth the education. Plus it is fun to just walk around.

Thank TommyBoy94
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Not sure about the reasons for this place to be called "National Historic Site". It is a nice local attraction that hosts some theme shows a few times every year. However, it gets boring after a couple of visits.

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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

First I’d like to thank the wonderful employee at the visitor center. Without asking she helped us find out what places in the local area were open on a Monday during an off-drain visit. She gave us great tips! This is the second time we’ve...More

Thank Esther I
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

I have been here probably 20-30 times. It is closed to where we live. We went with our homeschool group. The guide was terrible. When you have kids guess a year--2 or 3 guesses is appropriate not 20. He got them riled up and then...More

2  Thank pegeth13
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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Stopped by here on a nice afternoon. Visitor Center is nice and the rangers go out of their way to help you. You can pick apples here, 1 is free or they are $1/#. Lots of historic buildings explains the iron furnace's roll in the...More

Thank Holly R
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Stopped by Hopewell on way to Hudson River. Picked some apples and hiked to Hopewell Lake. Rangers as informative and helpful as ever. Another great visit!

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a charming site destination, with excellent information center, fascinating buildings and periodic show-and-tells

Thank B6203ESelizabethc
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I just happened upon this National Treasure and what turned out to be a day trip turned into a volunteer adventure. If you are interested in history i would recommend you visit this place.

Thank HappySuz123
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

If it was larger I would have rated Hopewell Furnace a solid 5, rather than the 4 I gave. My daughter and I choose visiting Hopewell Furnace because it was part of the National Park system and only about 1 hour from Allentown, PA. But...More

Thank gerry712
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jhadfield2015
6 June 2017|
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Response from Edmund K | Reviewed this property |
yes service dogs are permitted
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Keith T
29 January 2017|
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Response from luvroma2 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the age of the party - young children, teens?? and what the level of interest is for history. At times there are also special exhibits which could add time to your visit. You should check with the National... More
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unionhotel2003
5 January 2017|
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Response from Nite R | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure,my advice would be to contact the NPS Hopewell Furnace the staff is most informative and helpful i am sure they can put you on the right track
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