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.
Thank you for your interest in supporting Saugus Iron Works. Your donation will enhance the programs and activities to protect park resources and provide visitor services for Saugus Iron Works. Philanthropic contributions continue to make a significant difference and we welcome and are grateful for your support.
Saugus Iron Works is able to accept direct donations. If you are interested in donating directly to the park you may contact Superintendent Michael Quijano-West by phone, 978-740-1684. Checks should be made out to National Park Service, Saugus Iron Works NHS.
Donations may be sent to:
If you wish to support the National Parks in general, the National Park Foundation is the congressionally-chartered national philanthropic partner of the National Park System. The National Park Foundation stewards a tradition of private support for the parks begun by the American people more than a century ago. Your support for the National Park Foundation ensures that the evolving history and rich heritage of our Nation remains vital and relevant. For more information contact them at:
National Park Foundation
Did You Know?
To help understand the exact age of the Iron Works House the National Park Service recruited the help of dendrochronologists. These scientists drilled out small sections of the framing of the house. By looking at the width and pattern of the trees growth rings and comparing it to other trees of the time it is now believed that the house was built around 1688 or 1689.