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Wonderful Day

Wonderful visit to the Iron works last week, staff were pleasant and very helpful. Granddaughter... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Saugus, Massachusetts
History in your Back yard

Who knew that in the early 1600, that American would set up the first blast furnace for the Iron... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2017
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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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...more
244 Central St, Saugus, MA 01906-2188
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Wonderful visit to the Iron works last week, staff were pleasant and very helpful. Granddaughter became a jr ranger and was so excited and can't wait to go back.

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I wouldn't go out of my way to visit the site, but if you're in the immediate vicinity, then it's worth a stop. There are a few buildings on site with exhibits, but the visitor center itself only has a gift shop.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Who knew that in the early 1600, that American would set up the first blast furnace for the Iron works at the perfect crest of the Saugus River. With this location, Blacksmiths around New England would have flat iron to shape and make things. The...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Saugus Iron Works is a National Historic Park. This one apparently is not very popular; tours are offered only once a day and the park opens May 1st for only six months of the year. Both my husband (not a history buff) and I found...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Stopped off to see friends and ended up stopping here too, one of the oldest Iron Works in the US... Must see

Thank 184gaileb
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We just stopped here super quick to flatten a penny before catching our flight. The rangers here seemed super helpful and the grounds were beautiful. We wish we could have stayed longer.

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We took our time and only needed about an hour to see the whole park. The displays present iron-working in a manner that makes it easy to understand how this craft was practiced in bygone times. Its mostly a recreation, but at least the site...More

Thank BigTool
Reviewed 26 May 2017

We were stuck on an airport layover and decided to visit this interesting historical site, and glad we did. Some of the buildings were under restoration so we couldn't see them, but we managed to join a class tour and see the waterwheel and bellows...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

I went with my friend when she came to visit from out of state. It was and interesting and informative tour.

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

I've lived withing 20 miles of this place all my life, and finally this week I got to visit there. I'm glad that I did. We had planned on just taking the self-guided tour, but since the guided tour was scheduled to start shortly after...More

Thank Bob V
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