Cornwall Iron Furnace

It is difficult to imagine that this quiet cluster of beautiful buildings nestled in the rolling hills of Lebanon County was once the home of a fire-breathing blast furnace with an insatiable appetite for rocks and wood! Each picturesque structure at the Cornwall Iron Furnace site played its part in the noisy infancy of the metals industry in America. The charcoal, cold blast iron furnace at Cornwall operated continuously from 1742 to 1883 under the ownership of the Peter Grubb family and later Robert Coleman and his descendants, and was typical of the furnaces in those days. Cornwall Iron Furnace is also quite unique in that it is the only known surviving furnace of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.

Address: Rexmont Road at Boyd Street
Cornwall, Pennsylvania
Phone: (717) 272-9711