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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 9-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.

 

Entrance Fees:

National Park Service staff, partners and volunteers are available to assist visitors at the Broadhearth Visitor Center.

Last updated: April 27, 2021

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Mailing Address:

244 Central St
Saugus, MA 01906

Phone:

978-740-1650

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