Cornwall Iron Furnace

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Imagine being able to step back in time to the mid-1850s by visiting one of the best-preserved nineteenth century ironmaking facilities in the world! Cornwall Iron Furnace, Lebanon County, in blast from 1742 to 1883, primarily produced pig iron and domestic products, but also cast cannon for the American Revolution and gun blocks during the Civil War. The furnace was once the heart of a ten thousand acre “iron plantation,” a vast, self-sufficient community. In addition to special events and family activities, Cornwall Iron Furnace conducts a series of lectures each year.

Cornwall Iron Furnace
Post Office Box 251
Cornwall, Pennsylvania 17016
(717) 272-9711
TDD (800) 654-5984