Operating Hours & Seasons

Hopewell Furnace is open year round, Wednesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The park is closed on New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. It is open on all other federal holidays that fall between Wednesday and Sunday, and is closed on federal holdays that fall on Mondays or Tuesdays. The park is always open on Independence Day even if it falls on a Monday or Tuesday.

On days Hopewell Furnace is closed, its historic buildings, parking lot and visitor center are unavailable for use, but its trails (which interconnect with those of neighboring French Creek State Park) remain open. Restrooms will remain open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on days that the park is closed between Memorial Day and Labor Day. During the rest of the year, restrooms will remain closed on days when the park is closed.

On select days of the park's summer season, visitors can experience the lifestyles and operations of the historic iron making community through demonstrations and living history programs. Activities occur on days staffing is available and vary from day to day.

During September and October the park's historic apple orchard is opened for picking by the public. The park's orchard includes many historic varieties not normally available in today's markets. Length of season and availability of varieties depends upon the success of the growing season. The apples are sold by the pound. See Apple Picking.

Last updated: May 2, 2024

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2 Mark Bird Lane
Elverson, PA 19520


610 582-8773

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