Welcome to Cornwall Iron Furnace
Welcome to PA History 2 G0, a series of videos produced by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC), with funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. These short videos serve to introduce you, the virtual visitor, to Pennsylvania's state-owned historic sites and museums as we explore the varied stories that make up the commonwealth's rich history.
Cornwall Iron Furnace, a historic site located in Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, operated from 1742 to 1883. The mine was the largest iron-mining operation in the eastern United States until 1973. This video presents the story of the owners and workers at the furnace and mine and a tour of the best-surviving charcoal-fired iron furnace in the Western Hemisphere.
📽️ Cornwall Iron Furnace was the heart of a vast industrial plantation