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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

. Description:  Iron working village of the 1820-1840 era.  Visitor center, ten open buildings including ironmaster's mansion, cast house, blacksmith shop, tenant houses, and working farm.  Staff in period attire.
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How to find: 
Address:
2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520

Parent Organization:
National Park Service
Contacts
Phone 610 582-8773
fax 610 582-0796
URL
National Park Service
   www.nps.gov/hofu
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Year Round, daily 9 - 5     9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5 9 - 5
Season  open Memorial Day, July, Labor Day & Columbus Day
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
As of MAR 2008
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

entrance fee good for 7 days, no fee is charged in Jan or Feb  free   16+ $4   15+ with reservation
Special Fees:  family (3 or more related persons $10)  $20 annual pass, other federal park program passes.  During apple season there as a fee for those entering the park only to pick apples.
Additional Group Info:
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On Site Features:
What kind of visit you can have:  The Visitor Center is perched on a hill overlooking the valley where the village lies, and is the only entry point.  It has an introductory slide programs and self-guided tours leave from there.  Audio programs in the exhibit buildings relate their story, and staff engage in demonstrations in the cast house, blacksmith shop, and some of the houses, and maintain the working farm.
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period 1820-1860 Type of Site  Village
Buildings: tenant houses, ironmaster's mansion, restored furnace structures, operating water wheel, office, store, barn
Interpreters: Costumed Interpreters Craftspeople: blacksmith
Special Programs:
Kid Friendly:
On Site Amenities:
Eating Name/Capacity Hours Type of food
Picnic Yes, adjacent to Visitor Center
Vending/
Snacks
Restaurant
Shopping Shop Merchandise Hours
Name      
Sleeping Description

Capacity/ Availability

Reservations/ Contact

Camping/RV
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Recreation

Description

Availability Contact
Trails/Hiking Hiking trails into French Creek State Park    
Athletic Facilities      
Other      
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Nearby Attractions:

Historical

Description

Contact

Address

Tri-County Heritage Society History Related Organization
Freedman Gallery Gallery
Historical Society of Berks County  Museum
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Nearby Places to Stay:

Address
Contact
Camping/RV  
French Creek State Park 843 Park Rd
Elverson PA  19520
610 582-9680

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610 689-8995
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Last Update: 01/09/2010

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