Things To Do
There are numerous things to do at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, including:
Ranger Guided ToursSummer Daily Schedule
Valid through August 31, 2014
9:45 am: Iron Works House
11:15 am: Industrial Site
2:15 pm: Industrial Site
3:45 pm: Iron Works House
Wednesday through Sunday: Demonstrations at Blacksmith Shop all day long
Groups: Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation. Email or call 978-740-1662.
Iron Works House Tour
17th Century Herb Garden
Participate in Junior Ranger activities and earn your Junior Ranger Badge! Activities can be found at the Visitor Center and the Junior Ranger Station.
Iron Works on the Saugus may be seen in the Museum's auditorium (or online) where visitors may start the film at their convenience. The film is approximately 12 minutes long, providing an overview of the seventeenth-century iron works production on the site and the archeological dig and reconstruction of the site in the 1940s-1950s.
The National Park Service is pleased to present this self-paced audio tour of Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site. The tour takes about an hour to complete, and consists of eight stops within the nine acre site. Click to listen - or download for free on iTunes.
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.