Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Hopewell Furnace was founded in 1771 to replace the iron imported from Britain before the revolution. The historic iron plantation showcases early American industrial life from 1771-1883. Learn about the iron smelting process and how Hopewell and other iron plantations laid the foundation for America's transformation into an industrial giant. Many of the plantation's original buildings are still standing. The park's 848 acres also feature an apple orchard and hiking and biking trails. You can bring along your favorite four-legged family member, as the attraction is dog-friendly. Best of all, entrance to the historic site is free.
The Cast House and Cleaning Building at Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site