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National Historic Site & Victorian Town near the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail

A short distance from the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail, is the remnants of a Revolutionary War era iron foundry. The only “most complete” charcoal cold blast furnace in the Western Hemisphere, the Cornwall Iron Furnace began operations in 1742 and was in use until 1883.

Visitors can explore the rambling Gothic Revival buildings where cannons, stoves, and pig iron were cast, and where men labored day and night to satisfy the furnace’s appetite for charcoal, limestone and iron ore. Cornwall Iron Furnace is a designated National Historic Landmark and is administered by the PA Historical and Museum Commission. Open Thursday through Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from Noon until 5:00pm. Open Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.

The trail is also close to the village of Mount Gretna, a colorful quaint town boasting Victorian cottages and a summer playhouse.  The Mount Gretna area is a popular destination for hikers and mountain bikers looking to rest and cool off.  A great place to cool off is The Jigger Shop, in business for over 100 years, serving generous portions of outrageous delicious ice cream.

It is worth hopping off the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail to visit the village and perhaps get something to eat at one of the area restaurants or browse through the craft shops. 

Make it an overnight or several night stay at one of our many nearby Bed and Breakfasts and take in one of the performances at Mount Gretna Theatre in June through August.

PA Inns Nearby

Stay at One of These Great Inns

Speedwell Forge Exterior

Speedwell Forge B&B

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 0.1mi
Tea Kettle Inn

The Tea Kettle Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.1mi
Annville Inn

Annville Inn

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 0.1mi
Hammer Creek Hideaway

Hammer Creek Hideaway Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi
Londonderry Exterior

The Londonderry Inn

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 0.2mi
1825 Inn Exterior

1825 Inn Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi
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E. J. Bowman House

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi
Lovelace Manor Exterior

Lovelace Manor

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi
Olde Oregon Farmhouse in the Village of Oregon near Lititz, PA

Olde Oregon Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi
Amanda Gish House Front

Amanda Gish House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi
Airy View Exterior

Airy View Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi
Carriage Stop B&B

Carriage Stop Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi
BF Hiestand House Exterior

B.F. Hiestand House

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi
Westwynd Farm Exterior

The Inn at Westwynd Farm

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi
West Ridge B&B

West Ridge Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi
King's Cottage Outside Front View

King's Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 0.3mi
Blue Rock BnB front view

Blue Rock Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
Under $100
Distance: 0.3mi
Rocky Springs B&B

Rocky Springs Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi
exterior view

The Hurst House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi
The Hollinger House

The Hollinger House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi
Sweet Arrow Inn

Sweet Arrow Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi
Apple Bin Inn Exterior

Apple Bin Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi

The Australian Walkabout Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi
Pheasant Run Farm

Pheasant Run Farm Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi
Walnut Lawn

Walnut Lawn Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.3mi
Country Hearth B&B Front

Country Hearth Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.4mi
Harvest Moon Bed & Breakfast Lancaster County

Harvest Moon Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.4mi
After Eight Bed & Breakfast Exterior

After Eight Bed and Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.4mi

The Limestone Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.4mi
Fulling Mill Inn

Fulling Mill Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.4mi
Carriage Corner Bed & Breakfast

Carriage Corner Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.4mi
Outside View of Osceola Mill House

The Osceola Mill House B&B

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.4mi
Osceola Mill House

Osceola Mill House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.4mi
The Inn at Twin Linden Front

The Inn at Twin Linden

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 0.5mi
Churchtown Inn Exterior

Churchtown Inn

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.5mi
The Manor on Front

The Manor on Front

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.5mi
Mansion on Hampden

The Mansion on Hampden

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.5mi
Pigeon Creek Bed & Breakfast Exterior View

Pigeon Creek Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
Under $100
Distance: 0.5mi

Himes House Bed & Breakfast

Average Rate: 
$200 - $299
Distance: 0.8mi
Inn at Birch Wilds

Inn at Birch Wilds

Average Rate: 
$300 - $399
Distance: 0.8mi