Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is an example of a charcoal iron plantation. Charcoal was the fuel of the iron furnace and its production was an integral part of the plantation. Several times each summer, in a small fenced-in area west of the charcoal barn, colliers, or charcoal makers, practice the art of producing charcoal using a charcoal pit.
Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site
Sure, it's still August, but that doesn't mean it's too early to start penciling some fall events and activities in the National Park System onto your calendar. Here's a start, and we'll keep adding to it as we hear of events.
Finally, the most-anticipated month for visiting national parks has arrived. That's right, September, the month when apples ripen and are ready for picking. From Pennsylvania to Utah and on west to California, the desire to bite into a nice crisp apple, or pick a bag or bushel for pies and sauce, are luring visitors to parks.
January cold has lots of us holed up inside, hugging the wood stove. To help you while away the hours until warmth returns to the land, the quizmeister has whipped up a little cold-related quiz (liberally defined). Answers are at the end.
There's a lot of history growing in the National Park System, some of which you can pluck off a tree. An apple tree, that is. Stroll the orchards of Capitol Reef National Park or Hopewell Furnace National Historic site and you'll be surrounded by the fruits of history.
No one really needs an excuse to visit a national park in the Fall, one of the most glorious seasons across the National Park System. Still, the Traveler offers up the following if you feel you need one!
A one-act play depicting 19th century life in Hopewell Village puts flesh on the bones of history preserved at Pennsylvania’s Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site. This is an example of outreach that’s outside the box.