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.
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.
Did You Know?
Colliers were skilled workers who created charcoal. To make this fuel, large mounds of wood were created and then allowed to slow burn from the inside-out. This process could take anywhere from ten to fourteen days, and required constant vigilance from the collier. If the mound were to burn too quickly the colliers would be left with nothing but a pile of ashes.