Relive the Life of a 19th Centrury Ironworker at the Copake Ironworks

  • Copake Falls, Hudson Valley
  • May 26, 2018 – Nov 11, 2018
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Relive the life of a 19th century ironworker at the Copake Ironworks historic site, one of the most intact examples of 19th century industrial ironmaking in the northeast. The site is home to more remaining buildings and structures– including the centerpiece Copake blast furnace with its water jacket hearth – than most other ironworks of its era. Imagine the effort and danger the early ironworker experienced while mining iron ore, making charcoal and loading and tapping the giant furnace operating at 2400 degrees! Explore the blast furnace, machine shop, pattern shop, black powder storage room, ore pit, and company office as you relive a day in the life of the early ironworker. At the end of the day shop at the company store and relax at an original ironworkers residence while dreaming of someday occupying the luxurious residence of the ironmaster. A quick walk up to Bash Bish Falls along the Ironworks Historic Trail rounds out your visit. Ironworks Historic Trail with extensive interpretive signage and Visitor's Center open year round. 

  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • 1 Route 344
    Copake Falls, NY 12517
  • 518 966 2730
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  • Children Are Free: Yes
  • Group Rates/Incentives Offered: Yes
  • Motorcoach Parking Spaces: Yes
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • PTH Weekend Event (6/16-17 & 10/6-8, 2018): Yes
  • Taconic State Park (Copake Falls)