We made an unexpected visit to the Furnace on a rainy Sunday and had the best time. The grounds are beautiful and the history was so rich and informative. Our guide Karin made us feel like family and was extremely knowledgeable. Glad we went.
The historic tour starts will a film that explains two hundreds that contributed to this 1000 acre plantation, ownership, and the ore business that operated here! $6 was well worth the couple hours and you could spend a day exploring all the buildings.
The buildings of the Cornwall Iron furnace are pretty impressive. Plan on spending a least an hour watching a short film, walking through the visitor center and then a tour of the building which houses the furnace. Our guide was very knowledgable. It is part of the PA trails of history.
A treasure trove of information about iron smelting from the earliest times in America through the civil war and beyond. There is a 15 minute video that you watch before the tour which gives you a head up about the property but the meat and potatoes of a visit is definitely the tour.
This is an unusual place in that the furnace is totally enclosed in a building and from the outside is not understandable. This is from pre revolution days with additions and technological improvements. There was a guided tour and the lad did his best but was not as fluent as could be.
A great place to discover the process of steel making from iron ore! This place is under appreciated! Take a couple hours to take a tour and learn the reasons this was so important to the soldiers of the north during the civil war.
Four of us stopped here for a visit and we were impressed. The location is beautiful, the tour is very interesting, and the overall facility is well preserved. Amazing that such a place has been saved. This was a totally surprising history lesson and our guide was very good at making the tour move along without pushing. It was a... 更多
I truly consider this museum to be a must see. Think of how plastic is used to make objects in our everyday lives. Back then, many of the everyday items were made from iron. This museum does a fantastic job of telling the story of how iron ore was processed and utilized to make many of the items used back... 更多
AS one of the most complete iron furnaces in the nation, this is worth visiting both from a PA historical perspective as well as its visual appeal. the tours are usually about 1/2 hour, although ours was a bit longer since it was a slow day (advantages to traveling in the off-season). Younger children might get a bit bored, although... 更多
Located ~2 hours from Philadephia, this place is a hidden gem. If you have any interest in the history of Pennsylvania's Iron and steel industry then this place is a must-do. They have a really nice guided tour into Charcoal based pig iron extraction. Total tour duration ~2 hours.