• Saugus Iron Works Panorama

    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

For Kids

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Learn about the Saugus Iron Works and its role in industrial America. Build your own Junior Ranger activity guide, use it on your visit, and become a Saugus Iron Works Junior Ranger!

 
 

Did You Know?

Saugus Iron Works NHS - blast furnace, forge , slitting mill, warehouse and dock seen from Saugus River

In 1634 author William Wood described the Saugus River, "These flatts make it unnavigable for shippes, yet at high water great Boates, Loiters, and Pinnaces of 20, and 30 tun, may saile up to the plantation". The Oxford English Dictionary uses Wood's description to help define the word "lighter".