• Saugus Iron Works Panorama

    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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.

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.

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

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?

Burning Charcoal

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.