April 19, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Lock Ridge Iron Furnace MuseumLock Ridge Iron Furnace MuseumLandscape photo of the main furnace building, now a museum for the Lock Ridge Furnace, park of Lock Ridge Park.


This once iron furnace now turned into public park, Lock Ridge Park is located just outside of Alburtis, Pennsylvania.  There are many remnants of the old Thomas Iron Company which was active from 1868 to 1921.  The iron industry in the Lehigh Valley was then flourishing, and the Lock Ridge furnaces (designated No. 7 and No. 8 by Thomas Iron) were typical of the time.  There are various structures that remain on the property along with a museum. 

Archways looking into factory structureArchways looking into factory structureArchways looking back into the remnants of the Lock Ridge Furnace  

The 59 acre park reclaimed and opened in August 1976.  Today it is operated as a partnership between the County of Lehigh, which owns and maintains the site, and the Lehigh County Historical Society, which provides public tours of the furnace complex.

The park offers excellent portrait photography opportunities, the grounds are well maintained and if you time it you can even get photos with a section of the property covered in blue bell flowers.  Please reach out to us if you would like to schedule a session at the park.

Arches on outbuilding at Lock Ridge ParkArches on outbuilding at Lock Ridge ParkDouble arches on one of the outbuildings on the grounds of Lock Ridge Park.

More images of this beautiful park can be seen here.  Prints are available for purchase from our online store. We offer prints, wall art and various other products.  We offer a wide range of imagery and other destinations.

If you are interested in some portraits done at this great location, please feel free to contact us, we would love to work with you.



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