• Saugus Iron Works Panorama

    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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August 25, 2014
National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday
This week staff from Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites invite you to join them in celebrating the National Park Service's 98th birthday.

June 30, 2014
Park Begins Crowdsourced, Nationwide Search For Large Trees
The park is beginning a nationwide search for information to help locate trees to be used as waterwheel shafts at Saugus Iron Works. Find out how you can help with the search.

May 01, 2014
Park Opens for the 2014 Season
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, the 17th-century birthplace of the iron and steel industry in North America, opens for the 2014 season this weekend, May 3rd 2014.

March 03, 2014
Visitor Spending Benefits Local Communities
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 767,649 visitors to Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in 2012 spent $41.3 million in communities near the park. This visitor spending supported 559 jobs in the local area during the same period.

Did You Know?


Saugus Iron Works became part of the National Park System on April 5, 1968 amidst the rioting across the country that was a result of Martin Luther King, Junior’s murder the day before. Where were you, “The Night James Brown Saved Boston?”