• Saugus Iron Works Panorama

    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Casting Activities

Cast yourself in the role of an ironworker.

Try your hand at:

-casting your own metal figure

-Experiencing the colonial ironworks

-Learn about the the lives behind historic manufacturing

Once you complete your Junior Ranger Activity:

-You get to earn a badge!

-You get to take your metal figure home with you!

When: SEE EVENT LISTINGS

 
CASTING

Did You Know?

essexite

A type of gabbro was used as flux at the Saugus Iron Works. Gabbro refers to a large number of dark, coarse-grained, igneous rocks, but the specific type of gabbro used at Saugus Iron Work was unique to Essex County, Massachusetts. It is named Essexite after the county.