The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
Hibernia County Park
Hibernia Mansion

8AM-Sunset Daily
Free Admission

1 Park Rd
Coatesville, PA 19320


A 19th century iron plantation with over 900 acres, Hibernia features historic ruins along with the iron master’s mansion, redesigned in the early 20th century to emulate a English country house.

Samuel Downing built the first iron forge at Hibernia on the West Branch of the Brandywine to convert pig iron into bar iron. The  property passed through several ownerships from 1808 until 1821, when Charles Brooke purchased the works and became its most prosperous ironmaster. 

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