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Cornwall Iron Furnace

94 Rexmont Road, Cornwall, PA 17016
+1 717-272-9711
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Don't Be A Cornball; Got to Cornwall Iron Furnace!

We decided to visit this place with expectations of it being fair and something to do. Well, my... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
Jack K
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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
CORNWALL IRON FURNACE

Highly recommend. There is a 15 minute orientation film on the history of the Cornwall facility... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Gene S
,
Rockville Centre, New York
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94 Rexmont Road, Cornwall, PA 17016
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Reviewed March 12, 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 December 21, 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

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Reviewed October 23, 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 September 24, 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 August 21, 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

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Reviewed July 29, 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

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Reviewed May 3, 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

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Reviewed March 13, 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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Reviewed March 2, 2017

We made an unexpected visit to the Furnace on a rainy Sunday and had the best time. The grounds are beautiful and the history was so rich and informative. Our guide Karin made us feel like family and was extremely knowledgeable. Glad we went.

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Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

The historic tour starts will a film that explains two hundreds that contributed to this 1000 acre plantation, ownership, and the ore business that operated here! $6 was well worth the couple hours and you could spend a day exploring all the buildings.

Thank sandrasdillon
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