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.
Originally part of Hopewell Furnace and other area iron plantations, today French Creek State Park is an oasis for people and wildlife. Straddling the Schuylkill Highlands, the 7,730-acre park is the largest block of contiguous forest between Washington D.C. and New York City. The forests, lakes, wetlands, and fields are a destination for the people of southeast Pennsylvania to hike, fish, camp and bike.
Join us for a day of family activities as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the creation of Hopewell Furnace NHS.
Lighting the Pile and Charcoal Making Demonstration
Join us and the Chesmont Astronomical Society for an evening of exploring the night sky.
Friends of Hopewell Furnace Lecture: Mid-Atlantic Aerospace Museum
Molding and Casting Demonstrations
Hopewell was alive with activity during the Civil War. Join us as we welcome the Atlantic Guard Soldiers’ Aid Society and explore life on the home front.
Fiber Arts Volunteers will demonstrate various crafts including spinning, weaving, carding wool and sewing.
Friends of Hopewell Furnace Lecture: History of the Barn in Southeastern PA.
Friends of Hopewell Furnace Lecture: Fort Monroe: Its Impact on our Nation’s African-American History
Join us for an afternoon of family fun, including games, tricks and treats.
Special programs throughout the day
Friends of Hopewell Furnace Lecture: Active Duty at Hopewell
Our annual celebration of 19th century Christmas traditions through music, crafts and a visit from the Belsnickel.
Friends of Hopewell Furnace Lecture: Model Railroads, A Family Affair