Special Use Permits
Groups and individuals can use Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site for special events, commercial activities and photography through a Special Use Permit (SUP). A SUP authorizes activities that benefit an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large. These activities require written authorization and management oversight in order to protect park resources and the public interest.
Activities requiring a SUP include, but are not limited to: weddings, commercial filming and/or photography, First Amendment activities, athletic and other public/private special events.
To request a SUP applicants must fill out the Application for a Special Use Permit (download), and mail to the attention of "Mike Parr/SUP" at the address listed below.
If you are not sure whether or not your event requires a permit or have other questions, contact:
160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970
Did You Know?
While walking around the Industrial Site you may see small holes that have been drilled into the wooden siding. Although these holes may look man-made, they are actually carved out by Eastern carpenter bees, which use them as a safe place to lay their eggs. You may also come across long, drilled out lines in the wood, a sign that woodpeckers have been searching for the carpenter bee larva.