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Cornwall Iron Furnace

94 Rexmont Road, Cornwall, PA 17016
+1 717-272-9711
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Always interesting

Interesting part of local history that ties into other parts or town. Interesting movie and tour... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
hidden6rage9
An Addition for a Family Genealogy Project

I had searched the internet for things to do in and around the Lancaster, PA area. I was able to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SINROSSCO
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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94 Rexmont Road, Cornwall, PA 17016
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"iron industry"
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"worth a visit"
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"a lot of fun"
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"workings"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting part of local history that ties into other parts or town. Interesting movie and tour and you can walk around outside and look as thing as well. Always a nice addition to a local trip.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had searched the internet for things to do in and around the Lancaster, PA area. I was able to find a site that identified 50 plus things to do. If it weren't for that site, I would never have known of it. I am...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

We decided to visit this place with expectations of it being fair and something to do. Well, my humble apologies to the staff and anyone connected with this incredible museum. It has survived here for over two hundred years, and is a wonderful trip back...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017

Highly recommend. There is a 15 minute orientation film on the history of the Cornwall facility, and then a 45 minute guided tour. Pat was an excellent, very informative guide. He explained the iron making process in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the equipment...More

Thank Gene S
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Learned more from the exhibits and from the structure and the machinery than the guide but she did her best from what she did know. Much effort was spent to explain how well treated were those who labored in the furnace, the house, in the...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Glad we made time to visit. Must take the full tour to be really worth it but there are alot of steps to go up and down. Our guide was very informative and explained everything well. It was really interesting to see how the whole...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017

What an experience! First David at the front desk was very thorough at explaining all the ways you could visit the place, that was very nice, because there are options for all afford-abilities! Then we had the best guide you could ever wish for: Karen,...More

Thank Valijaslistas
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Terrific place preserved for our enjoyment of our heritage and history. We spent about 45 minutes viewing the artifacts produced at the furnace including cannon balls and cannon. This furnace produced cannons for George Washington and his army. Then at 11:00 we started our very...More

Thank BoscoW52
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Many times buildings and the furnace has been removed leaving just the stacks. In 1967, electric was added to key points of the tour. The 24 ft. steam engine wheel moves at 1/12th the speed and the tallow lamps are now electric. The settlement was...More

Thank tomjeanlehman
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

My wife and I visited the Cornwall Iron Furnace near our home on Pennsylvania's "Charter Day" which made the admission FREE. The furnace and all the exhibits were very informational as well as enjoyable, especially on a freezing cold day in March. My only disappointment...More

Thank Jeff H
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