Neshannock History & Ecology
The Neshannock Creek Walking tour takes visitors from the last prehistoric glaciation to the early settlements of Native Americans. Present day New Castle is located at the confluence of the Shenango River and Neshannock Creek and was home to the Delaware Tribe and one of the Kush-kush-kee villages. Not long after it was settled by Europeans in the 1790s, iron industry began with the construction of furnaces, including Sophia Furnace, located on the creek. Coke ovens have survived from the 1870s and will be found along the tour route. The Neshannock Creek is also a present day natural area, stocked with trout and home to many local mammal and bird species. $15/person
Special tours are available for scouts and other organizations.
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Tours are over for the season