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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Saugus Iron Works, Saugus, Massachusetts

Saugus Iron Works, Saugus, Massachusetts
Birthplace of the American Iron Industry. A lovely nine-acre park, fun to stroll around, go into the reconstructed buildings and learn. I hope you don't mind all the photos, but I couldn't decide which ones to delete. Iron works house above, ca. 1680s.










 
  Even though there was a Do Not Touch sign, I touched the old foundation before I saw the sign.



Saugus Iron Works, Saugus, Massachusetts
National Historic Site

5 comments:

Heirlooms Reunited said...

What an amazing place! And amazing people that have kept it intact over the years.

There was an iron works in Pembroke, Maine, that supposedly had 800 workers in its hayday in the mid 1800s. Don't think there's anything physical left except a stone dam - and perhaps some residents whose ancestors were drawn to Pembroke from far and wide because of the iron works. http://www.mainememory.net/artifact/1484

Sandy said...

The pictures you post bring the reader right there. Thanks Barbara for taking me along.

Celia Lewis said...

Wow - this is fascinating, Barbara! So early - can you imagine our settlers setting this up so soon after arrival?? What a lot of work to do. I'm impressed at the work they've done to keep the Works buildings in good repair, rebuilt, and with explanations making it well worth visiting! Thanks for sharing these great photos.

Elizabeth H. said...

We visited the Saugus Iron Works a few years ago when our boys were young teenagers - it's one historic site that even teenagers can find interesting. Thanks for sharing your great photos!

Barbara Poole said...

Thank you everybody for your comments. Celia, almost all buildings were reconstructed, but it does look original. Elizabeth, I agree about teens enjoying it, and anybody at any age.