Tours at the Centre Furnace Mansion
July 9, 2021 @ 1:00 pm – September 1, 2021 @ 4:00 pm EDT
The Centre Furnace Mansion serves as headquarters for the Centre County Historical Society. The Mansion, the ironmaster’s residence for Centre Furnace, has been restored and is furnished to reflect the period of residency of ironmaster Moses Thompson and his family, 1842-1891. A mansion in miniature, identical to the original and scaled one inch to one foot, is on permanent display.
Centre Furnace site includes the Centre Furnace Mansion, furnace stack, and surrounding eight acres. This National Register site represents a small portion of the late 18th-century ironmaking village once located here. Its interpretation is based on historical documentation and archaeological research, and includes carefully landscaped grounds with walkways and period gardens.
**Tour hours are 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sunday, Wednesday, Friday BY APPOINTMENT. Please visit centrehistory.org/visit to schedule or call 814-234-4779.**
Mansion tours are free; donations are appreciated (suggested donation $4.00.)