Baptism Creek

photo: Anthracite furnace. Photo by Smallbones/wiki.

Length: 0.80 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: At Hopewell Furnace NHS near Elverson.
State(s): Pennsylvania
Counties:
Longitude: -75.77409
Latitude: 40.20661

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Description

Hopewell Furnace showcases an early American industrial landscape from natural resource extraction to enlightened conservation. Operating from 1771-1883, Hopewell and other "iron plantations" laid the foundation for the transformation of the United States into an industrial giant. The park's 848 acres and historic structures illustrate the business, technology and lifestyle of our growing nation.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1981

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: NPS Trail Information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Hopewell Village Nat. Hist. Site
Rd. 1
P.O. Box 345
Elverson , PA 19520

 

Photos

Hopewell Furnace, an iron plantation, operated from 1771-1883. Photo by NPS.

Hopewell Furnace, an iron plantation, operated from 1771-1883. Photo by NPS.

Hopewell furnace mill sluice exterior. Photo by Mary Ockerbloom/wiki.

Hopewell furnace mill sluice exterior. Photo by Mary Ockerbloom/wiki.

 

The water wheel at Hopewell Furnace. Photo by Sdwelch1031/wiki.

The water wheel at Hopewell Furnace. Photo by Sdwelch1031/wiki.

Anthracite furnace. Photo by Smallbones/wiki.

Anthracite furnace. Photo by Smallbones/wiki.

 

Anthracite furnace. Photo by Smallbones/wiki.

Anthracite furnace. Photo by Smallbones/wiki.

Hopewell Furnace below the spillway. Photo by Mary Ockerbloom/wiki.

Hopewell Furnace below the spillway. Photo by Mary Ockerbloom/wiki.

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