• 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.

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Salem Maritime National Historic Site

 
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Essex National Heritage Area
Essex County was designated a National Heritage Area in 1996. The Essex National Heritage Area web site is a wonderful resource for information about sites and events throughout Essex County, Massachusetts.

Destination Salem
Destination Salem is the office of tourism and cultural affairs for the city of Salem. The Destination Salem Web site has information about the commercial attractions in the city, including those related to the Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692.


North of Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau
The North of Boston CVB website has information for tour and convention planners, as well as information on hotels, restaraunts and attractions.

Did You Know?

Saugus Iron Works NHS - blast furnace, forge , slitting mill, warehouse and dock seen from Saugus River

In 1634 author William Wood described the Saugus River, "These flatts make it unnavigable for shippes, yet at high water great Boates, Loiters, and Pinnaces of 20, and 30 tun, may saile up to the plantation". The Oxford English Dictionary uses Wood's description to help define the word "lighter".