Park Closed for the Season
The park will be closed from Nov 1st, 2013 to Spring 2014. Visitor information is available online, via facebook.com/SaugusIronNPS or by calling the Salem Visitor Center at (978) 740-1650.
The National Park Service (NPS) and United States Geological Survey (USGS) measure air temperature, precipitation, wind speed, and wind direction from a weather station located within the historic site. Data is recorded from the station every fifteen minutes and is downloaded by USGS to the Internet. To see real-time weather data from Saugus Iron Works, click on the Related Information link below.
Did You Know?
A type of gabbro was used as flux at the Saugus Iron Works. Gabbro refers to a large number of dark, coarse-grained, igneous rocks, but the specific type of gabbro used at Saugus Iron Work was unique to Essex County, Massachusetts. It is named Essexite after the county.