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Copake Iron Works Experience

Date/Time

May 27, 2017 to Dec 3, 2017
02:00 PM until 04:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday and Sunday.

Description

PHOTO CAPTION:  Copake Iron Works Museum open weekends May to November 2:00-4:00.  Housing numerous artifacts from the extensive iron production and manufacturing activities at the Copake Iron Works, the museum provides insight into the importance of the iron industry in the area.

     

Visit the Copake Iron Works 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 iron works of its era.

 

Established by 19th century industrialist Lemuel Pomeroy in 1845 at the base of the Taconic Ridge in Copake Falls, New York, the ironworks operated from 1845 until 1903. Components of this extraordinarily intact 19th century industrial complex include the rare blast furnace, the blowing engine house, a machine shop museum with original equipment and artifacts, an original condition ironworkers’residence, a Carpenter-Gothic style office building, and the elegant residence of Isaac Chesbrough, one of the first ironmasters for the site. A three-mile loop trail circumnavigating the Copake Iron Works Historic District and Bash Bish Falls State Park has been extensively interpreted with signage designed and installed by Friends of Taconic State Park with assistance from the New York State Bureau of Historic Sites.

 

Guided museum tours Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 2:00 - 4:00 pm from Memorial Day to November.

Cost

Free

Location

View map Copake Ironworks
33 Valley View Road
Copake Falls, NY

Additional Information

Sponsor

Friends of Taconic State Park

Phone

518-966-2730

Contact name

Frost White

Contact email

info@friendsoftsp.org

Neighborhood:

Copake Lake

County:

Columbia

We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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