• Saugus Iron Works Panorama

    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Park Reports

Past Annual Reports *

* This park no longer publishes Annual Reports as the result of a 2012 National Park Service policy change. Annual information on individual park sites is available through the Northeast Region Office of the National Park Service.

Did You Know?

stone tools

At the time of English settlement, the native community in what is today Saugus was led by a woman known only as the “Great Squaw Sachem”. It was not uncommon for a woman to take the lead as sachem after her husband died. Our squaw sachem had several contemporaries; 3 in Connecticut, 2 in Rhode Island and 1 in Massachusetts. What did the colonists think of this practice?