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Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site – Pennsylvania

We had a sonderful visit to Hopewell Furnace National Monument Sunday afternoon April 29, 2012.

http://www.nps.gov/hofu/index.htm

This is a working farm and in the busy season they have people showing how to actually do a lot of the skills that were needed from 1771-1883 when the Furnace was operating.   Look on the website for the demonstrations and Living History programs.

We had not been back to visit this site since we first moved to the area around 20 years ago.  Not much has changed, and that is a good thing!!

There was a happy group of photographers there from Berks County carting around tripods and snapping everything.  It was fun to meet them.

2 week old lamb baby! Looks like a little poodle.

You can hear me breathing hard in the videos – sorry!  It was a lot of work getting around the grounds with my walker.  I am still recovering.  LOL  I also see that I need to clean my lens.  Oooops!

If you are in the Philadelphia area, or visiting, this is a wonderful free opportunity to share some American History with your family!

Right next door to this National site is French Creek State Park.  Another free and beautiful park.

See my blog post at http://sallykwitt.blogspot.com/2012/05/french-creek-state-park-in-pa.html

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  1. May 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Beautiful so Beautiful its a small heaven on earth and video is fine dont be sorry : ) Lovely people cute like goat Thank you for sharing keep coming

  2. May 1, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Enjoyed the journey! Thanks!

  3. May 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Looks like a wonderful place to spend the day. National Monuments and Parks are real treasures. Thanks for sharing!

  4. May 2, 2012 at 11:32 am

    I grew up near Pittsburgh but have never been to Hopewell Furnace. What a beautiful place. PA is such a diverse sate and filled with beauty.

    • May 3, 2012 at 12:59 am

      Thanks Lisa. Pennsylvania is pretty big for a Northeastern state!! We are grateful for the variety of beautiful areas to visit here,

  5. May 2, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    You are so luck that you have such a wonderful place to spend your time. What a treasure.

  6. May 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Such a beautiful place, thank you for sharing your visit Sally! 🙂

  7. David
    May 2, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    Looks so peaceful!

    • May 3, 2012 at 1:00 am

      Yes, David, it is great to get away from the noise and bustle!

  8. Susan Critelli
    May 2, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Love these historic farms. Howell Farm here in Jersey is one of those old living history farms that uses old techniques to run it, but not as old as Hopewell Furnace! Thanks for sharing – I never heard of it, but it sounds like a really interesting day trip.

    • May 3, 2012 at 12:54 am

      Thanks Susan. I love the Howell Living History Farm. Always something interesting there!

  9. terezalitsa
    May 3, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Wonderful place, indeed!

    • May 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm

      Tereza, how nice to have you stop by.

  10. May 3, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Sally-thanks for the great memories! We actually visited there when I was in high school, and I never remembered the name. My mom has since passed, and my dad had no clue what it was called. Makes me want to go pull out our pictures tonight!

    • May 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      What a nice coincidence Lisa. Thanks for sharing!

  11. May 3, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Charming area Sally! love the pictures. MIght be time for another Eastern travel trip.

    • May 3, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      Would love to meet you in person!

  12. stevenbhughes
    May 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I can smell the fresh air from here…a lot of open space outside of Philly…glad you enjoyed Sally…

  13. May 3, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    I can smell the fresh air from here…a lot of open space outside of Philly…glad you enjoyed Sally…

  14. May 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Thank you for sharing this! We love visiting historical sites! ,if we are ever up that way we will have to stop here.

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