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Saugus Iron Works

244 Central St, Saugus, MA 01906-2188
+1 781-233-0050
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Wonderful park to visit!

We went here as a side trip on our vacation and I'm so glad we did!! The staff at this National... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
megan0627
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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Very nice displays

Nice facilities and displays are clear and well presented. Reproduction is still in progress but... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Jozie87
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Aiken, South Carolina
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In the 1600's, on the banks of the Saugus River, something extraordinary happened. Explore the place where European iron makers brought their special skills to a young Massachusetts colony. This nine-acre National Park includes working waterwheels, hot forges, mills, an historic 17th century home and a lush river basin.
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244 Central St, Saugus, MA 01906-2188
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Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

We went here as a side trip on our vacation and I'm so glad we did!! The staff at this National Park Service site was amazing! The whole exterior is pet friendly and our dog even received a "Bark Ranger" tag for her collar!🐶 There...More

Thank megan0627
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Nice facilities and displays are clear and well presented. Reproduction is still in progress but enough is there to ensure a good understanding of the iron process. History film is very good. It doesn't take a long time to see a lot. Definitely worth the...More

Thank Jozie87
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

Take an informational tour to this historical site when you have a chance, I believe they close for the winter but do it as soon as they reopen it. It is worthwhile. They were one of the major producer of iron in the world. You...More

Thank andicarv
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Museum, short film, nature trail, multiple exhibits and buildings. Super interesting displays and the process of iron manufacturing well explained. Knowledgeable and helpful rangers. Great for families and kids - entire site is not wheelchair accessible.

Thank emholly
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in while visiting nearby for a Geocache. I was unaware that this historical site was here. Surprisingly, today was the last day it is open for the season. I really enjoyed the visit and history lesson. I will make sure other people are...More

Thank Boxcar37
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visit a restoration of first Iron works producing iron in the US. Well informed Rangers will tell you all about the iron works and answer your questions. Water wheels, a pond with wild life, a forge, all things that kids will like too.

Thank whico
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Great for educating young children. Lots of fun for everyone. If you live in Saugus and your children attend school there, they can walk as part of a field trip. All my children went and learned many things, they never knew this town had the...More

Thank 32randid
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Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Was a great site park ranger tour was awesome and the site was under construction but was really well done. The film was informative.

Thank James C
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a slice of New England history, but there is not much to see. Worth a 30 minute stop if you are in the neighborhood, but definitely not worth a trip.

Thank Randy S
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Upon arriving here, I was greeted by a friendly ranger and offered a free tour, and I'm glad I took him up on it. It was very interesting to hear about the beginnings of iron in our nation's history as well as the later trouble...More

Thank capitolcollector2009
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