Road Construction on Central Street
There will be road construction on Central Street for the next few weeks. In the event that our parking lot is inaccessible, please park on Pleasant Street or Prospect Street.
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?
To help understand the exact age of the Iron Works House the National Park Service recruited the help of dendrochronologists. These scientists drilled out small sections of the framing of the house. By looking at the width and pattern of the trees growth rings and comparing it to other trees of the time it is now believed that the house was built around 1688 or 1689.