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Archaeology from Philadelphia to Hopewell Big Woods

by Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Archaeology from Philadelphia to Hopewell Big Woods
Arch Street Meeting House

The Friends of Hopewell Furnace cordially invite you to attend a program featuring two archaeological projects on Sunday, May 15, at 2 p.m.,   Join Archaeologist Dr. Kimberly Moran in the White Horse Tavern for an update on the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia’s Burial Ground (Arch Street Meeting House excavations) and then join members of the Society of Pennsylvania Archaeology Chapter 21 to tour a project currently underway at the nearby 1716 Mouns Jones House.

Both the Mouns Jones House and the White Horse Tavern are located in Morlatton Village at the edge of the Hopewell Big Woods and on the Schuylkill River Trail. The address is  31 Old Philadelphia Pike, Douglassville, PA 19518.  Parking is available in a lot across the street or along Old Philadelphia Pike.

Mouns Jones House

This will be the first in person event for the Friends of Hopewell in 2022 and a rare opportunity to explore an 18th century village which the founder of Hopewell Furnace Mark Bird and his father William Bird frequented.  Much of the restoration of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site is based on years of archaeological research done by the National Park Service. Both the Arch Street Meeting House and the Mouns Jones House have been featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Reading Eagle.