When strolling along the quiet paths through the 990-acre Hibernia County Park, or fishing on the shady banks of the Brandywine Creek, it is hard to imagine that here was once the site of a bustling iron industry, gone for over one hundred years.
At the turn of the century, Hibernia became the country estate of a wealthy Philadelphia lawyer and underwent extensive renovations according to his personal taste. Vacant for 15 years, it fell into disrepair. Now owned and operated by the Chester County Facilities & Parks Department, Hibernia Mansion has been restored to its former glory to preserve our past heritage and for future generations to enjoy.
Hibernia is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Pennsylvania Inventory of Historic Places. It is also part of the Hatfield-Hibernia National Register Historic District.