Groups and individuals can use Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site for special events, commercial activities and photography through a Special Use Permit (SUP). A SUP authorizes activities that benefit an individual, group or organization, rather than the public at large. These activities require written authorization and management oversight in order to protect park resources and the public interest.
Activities requiring a SUP include, but are not limited to: weddings, commercial filming and/or photography, First Amendment activities, athletic and other public/private special events.
To request a SUP applicants must fill out the Application for a Special Use Permit, and mail to the attention of "Mike Parr/SUP" at the address listed below.
If you are not sure whether or not your event requires a permit or have other questions, contact:
160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970
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.