• Saugus Iron Works Panorama

    Saugus Iron Works

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • 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.

Directions

Address
244 Central Street, Saugus, MA 01906
(Coordinates 42.467998,-71.008698)

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By Car
From Interstate 95 northbound or southbound take the Walnut Street exit, number 43. Drive east towards Lynn and follow the brown National Park Service signs for 3.5 miles to the Iron Works.

From Route 1 northbound take Main Street Saugus exit and follow the National Park Service signs east through Saugus Center to the Iron Works.

From Route 1 southbound take the Walnut Street exit (East) and follow the National Park Service signs 1.5 miles to the Iron Works.

Public Transit
Public bus service (#430) runs daily except Sundays from the Malden subway station (Orange Line).

From Airport
Boston's Logan Airport is about 9 miles south of Saugus. Take route 1A North to Route 60 West to Route 1 North. Take the Main Street, Saugus, exit, and follow NPS signs through Saugus Center to the site at 244 Central Street.

Did You Know?

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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?