Basic Information

Family in Front of Water Wheel
Visitors gaze at the turning basin from between the forge and blast furnace

NPS Photo / Jonathan Parker

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site preserves and interprets the first sustained, integrated iron works in British Colonial America, which operated on the Saugus River from 1646 to 1670.

This twelve-acre site contains a museum, reconstructed industrial buildings, working waterwheels, a reproduction blacksmith shop, a 17th-century home, herb garden, a half-mile nature trail, picnic area, visitor center, and dock.

Park Hours

June 3 - October 31

Park Grounds and Nature Trail

Open 24/7

Visitor Center

Wednesday - Sunday
10 am - 4 pm
(as staff are available)

Saugus Iron Works Museum

Wednesday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm

Industrial Site Buildings

Wednesday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm

Guided Tour of the Iron Works House (30 minutes)

Thursday - Sunday
11 am

Guided Tour of the Industrial Site (60 minutes)

Saturday & Sunday
2 pm

Pop-Up Blacksmithing and Waterwheel Demonstrations,
Hands-On River Stewardship Activites

Wednesday - Sunday
(as staff are available)


9 am - 4 pm


Last updated: June 9, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

244 Central St
Saugus, MA 01906



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