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A Veteran’s Day Saunter: Exploring Fall in Hopewell Big Woods

Nov 09, 2017 • by Hopewell Furnace NHS
American Veterans

On Saturday November 11, 2017 a free Veteran’s Day walk will be offered to explore fall in the Hopewell Big Woods. Meet at the Hopewell Furnace NHS Visitor Center at 10:00 am. The walk will finish by noon. Heavy rain will cancel. The group will drive from the Visitor Center to the parking lot of the Baptism Creek Picnic area, a lesser known part of the National Historic Site a short distance from the Visitor Center.

In addition to enjoying the sounds and the sites of the forest, stories of the veterans that participated in the Civilian Conservation Corps and built the picnic area will be shared. The walk is free but space is limited. Please call (610) 582-8773 to reserve your spot.

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site preserves and interprets an early American industrial landscape and community.  Showcasing an iron plantation and its surrounding countryside, Hopewell Furnace was active from 1771 to 1883. The park’s facilities are currently open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. We will return to a five day a week operation, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday operation the week of October 29, 2017.  The Historic Site is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.  Hopewell Furnace is located five miles south of Birdsboro, PA, off of Route 345.  Admission to the park is free.  For more information, download our app, stop by the park’s visitor center, call 610-582-8773, or visit the park’s web site at

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