Hopewell Furnace in Elverson Celebrates 84 Years Since Its Establishment as a National Historic Site

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Hopewell Furnace.

On August 6, community members and visitors gathered at the site of Hopewell Furnace in Elverson to celebrate the 84th anniversary of the park’s establishment as a National Historic Site, according to a staff report from the Berks Weekly

During the day, attendees got to witness Revolutionary War era historic weapons demonstrations, examples of 19th century cooking techniques, and presentations on wool production, among many other activities. 

The park was established as a National Historic Site on August 3, 1938. It preserves the setting of an iron-making community of the late 18th- and early 19th-century. These include the charcoal-fueled furnace along with various natural and cultural resources. 

Hopewell Furnace is open seven days a week. Admission is free. 

Read more about Hopewell Furnace in the Berks Weekly

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