LOCATION: Near Milesburg, PA; only 13 miles northeast of State College, PA and 30 miles west of Lock Haven, PA - the waterwheel-powered Eagle Ironworks Furnace and 19th century machines and tools;
DIRECTIONS - Take I-80 to Exit 158 (Milesburg); turn left onto Rt. 150; travel 2.5 miles and turn right at "Curtin Village" sign; go over bridge; turn left before the railroad tracks and park.
PHONE: 814-355-1982 or 814-355-4071; EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
HISTORIC SITE - Curtin Village at Eagle Ironworks is one of Central Pennsylvania's most unique and best preserved state-owned historical sites. Curtin Village was part of a large iron plantation operated by Roland Curtin and his family from 1810 to 1921. Today, the buildings and grounds are preserved to give visitors historical insights into life as it was in a company town in the 1800s. The site includes:
- the intriguing Curtin Family Mansion, built in the 1830s, with unique architectural features;
it's furnished with period antiques as well as glassware, dolls, toys, clothing, arrowheads
and much more;
- the personal carriage that belonged to Pennsylvania's Civil War Governor Andrew Curtin;
- the captivating workers' village.
The historical site is owned by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and managed by the Roland Curtin Foundation.
TOURS - Guided tours are available. For full details, click on TOURS.
PHOTOS - To enjoy photos of the site, click the links below.
Gallery of Pleasant Furnace
- the waterwheel-powered Eagle Ironworks Furnace and 19th century machines and tools;