Five Miles south of Birdsboro on Route 345 and at the center of the Hopewell Big Woods, Hopewell Furnace is the finest example of an “iron plantation” in the United States. The first national historic site to be restored by the Civilian Conservation Corps, the 848-acre national park features a complete blast furnace complex, ironmaster’s mansion, workers’ furnished homes, school house ruins and a church, all interconnected by miles of trails and old wagon roads. Living History from 1772-1883 including Civil War (PA Civil War Trails). Seasonal demonstrations of moulding and casting as well as charcoal making. Museum features audio visual programming as well as iron products from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Daily 9-5. Village and Visitor Center open Wednesday-Sunday. Open 7 days a week Memorial Day to Labor day. Grounds and Restrooms open Mondays and Tuesdays. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day.