• Saugus Iron Works Panorama

    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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781-233-0050
781-231-7341 (Alternate)

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978-740-1682

Site Address
244 Central Street
Saugus, Massachusetts 01906

Park Mailing Address:
Saugus Iron Works and Salem Maritime National Historic Site
160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

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Did You Know?

Burning Charcoal

Colliers were skilled workers who created charcoal. To make this fuel, large mounds of wood were created and then allowed to slow burn from the inside-out. This process could take anywhere from ten to fourteen days, and required constant vigilance from the collier. If the mound were to burn too quickly the colliers would be left with nothing but a pile of ashes.