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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site



Created: 2017/09/15 09:33 PM         Last Updated: 2017/12/15 09:33 PM


Attraction Details Attraction Name:Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Attraction Type: Historical Site

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How American Industrialization Began.

Hopewell Furnace showcases an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation. Operating from 1771-1883, Hopewell and other "iron plantations" laid the foundation for the transformation of the United States into an industrial giant. The park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of our growing nation.




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Phone Number:(610) 582 8773

E-Mail:hofu_superintendent@nps.gov

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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site 2 Mark Bird Lane Elverson PA USA

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Latitude:40.2081934

Longitude:-75.7735281

Directions to Activity:
From the North:

 US Route 422 to PA Route 345. Turn onto Route 345 South and travel 6.6 miles through the town of Birdsboro and French Creek State Park until you reach the park entrance. 



From the East:

PA Turnpike (I-76) West to exit 312 (Downingtown). Take PA Route 100 North 9 miles to PA Route 23.  Turn left onto Route 23 West and travel 7 miles to PA Route 345. Turn right onto Route 345 North 4 miles to the park entrance. 

* For those traveling to the park from the South or West, the following Special Detour Directions are given due to road 
construction in the immediate vicinity of the park. Directional signs
will be placed along these detours (where possible) to help visitors 
find their way.  Effective beginning July 12, 2010. 


From the South: I-95 North to PA Turnpike (I-76). PA Turnpike West to exit 312 (Downingtown). Take PA Route 100 North and travel 9 miles to PA Route 23. Turn left onto Route 23 West and travel 7 miles to PA Route 345. Turn right onto Route 345 North and travel 4 miles to the park entrance.  

* Special Detour Directions: I-95 North to PA Turnpike (I-76). PA Turnpike West to exit 312(Downingtown). Take PA Route 100 North and travel 9 miles to PA Route 23. Turn left onto Route 23 West and travel 3.4 miles to St. Peters Road. Turn right onto St. Peters Road and travel 1.4 miles (through the village of St. Peters) until you come to its "T" intersection with Harmoneyville Road. Turn left (West) onto Harmoneyville Road and travel 200 yards until you come to its angled intersection with Hopewell Road. Turn right onto Hopewell Road and travel 2 miles to the park's entrance road.

From the West: PA Turnpike (I-76) East to exit 298 (Morgantown). Turn onto PA Route 10 South and travel 1 mile to PA Route 23. Turn left onto Route 23 East and travel 5.3 miles to PA Route 345. Turn left onto Route 345 North and travel 4 miles to the park entrance.  

* Special Detour Directions: PA Turnpike (I-76) East to exit 298 (Morgantown). Turn onto PA Route 10 South and travel 1 mile to PA Route 23. Turn left onto Route 23 East and travel 5.3 miles to PA Route 345. Turn left onto Route 345 North and travel 1.7 miles to its intersection with Harmoneyville Road. Turn left (West) onto Harmoneyville Road and travel 1.4 miles to its "T" intersection with Park Road. Turn right (East) onto Park Road and travel 1.1 miles, into French Creek State Park. After entering French Creek State Park, look for that park's "South Entrance Road" (the first road on the right) and turn onto it. Follow the South Entrance Road 1.1 miles to its intersection with Route 345. Turn left onto Route 345 North and travel .5 miles to the entrance road for Hopewell Furnace NHS.

Approximate distances from Hopewell Furnace NHS:

Allentown, PA: 45 miles
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (PA): 90 miles
Gettysburg National Military Park (PA): 103 miles
Harrisburg, PA: 65 miles
Lancaster, PA: 42 miles
Philadelphia, PA: 52 miles
Reading, PA:  15 miles
Valley Forge, PA: 28 miles






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