• Saugus Iron Works Panorama

    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • 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.

Press Kit

This press kit is designed to assist journalists and others with general park information, statistics and other background materials about Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.

Administration
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site is one of almost 400 National Parks administered by the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior. Park Superintendent, Michael Quijano-West, 978-740-1680.

Physical resources
9 acres, 1 historic home, 3 reproduction industrial buildings, 3 working waterwheels, 1 blacksmith shop, 1 museum, 1 estuary and stream.

Established
April 5th, 1968 by Congress to "preserve the first sustained integrated ironworks in the Thirteen Colonies."

Visitation
10,775 visitors (2010). Park averages 10,000+ visitors/year. Park visitors contributed $700,000 to the local economy (2010).

More information
Contact public information officer Jonathan Parker.

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?