Saugus Iron Works Seasonal Information
SAUGUS – The Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, the17th-century birthplace of the iron and steel industry in North America, is now open daily from 9AM to 5PM for their 2015 season. Visitors to The Iron Works can enjoy free ranger-led tours, live demonstrations, an education film, audio tours, a museum and numerous walking paths and trails.
Explore the birthplace of the American iron and steel industry on the banks of the Saugus River where European iron makers brought their special skills to a young Massachusetts colony. The nine-acre National Park includes working waterwheels, hot forges, mills, a historic 17th century home and a lush river basin. Watch the introductory film online.
Last month, The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation launched FindYourPark.com website as a public awareness and education campaign celebrating the milestone centennial anniversary of the National Park Service in 2016 while setting the stage for a second century of service.
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With the archeological site of the seventeenth-century iron-making plant, the museum collection, the seventeenth-century Iron Works House, and the reconstructed iron works complex, Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site illustrates the critical role of iron making to seventeenth-century settlement and its legacy in shaping the early history of the nation.
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The Essex National Heritage Area begins just 10 miles north of Boston and includes hundreds of historical sites, miles of intact landscapes, and a coastal region that chronicles the cultural history throughout Essex County.
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More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America’s 407 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities.