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Tour the historic mansion, gardens and iron furnace site associated with the Centre Furnace, established in 1791. In 1855, owners James Irvin and Moses Thompson gifted 200 acres of Centre Furnace land to establish "Farmers High School" - today known as Penn State University. Now the HQ of the Centre County Historical Society and listed on the National Register, the mansion is interpreted for the period of 1842-1891.
House Tours: Wed./Fri./Sun. 1pm-4pm, or by appointment. $4/person suggested donation. Groups welcome, by appointment. Gardens & Furnace Grounds: Open daily. Research & Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9am-5pm. Appointments suggested. Donations welcome.
The mansion is also available for alumni reunions, garden weddings, small meetings, and private receptions. Facility reservation rates vary. Please call for details.