Explore the birthplace of the American iron and steel industry.

In the 1600's, on the banks of the Saugus River, something extraordinary happened.  Explore the place where European iron makers brought their special skills to a young Massachusetts colony. This nine-acre National Park includes working waterwheels, hot forges, mills, an historic 17th century home, and a lush river basin.

Visitors watch a waterwheel turning

Things to Do

Learn about things to do at the Saugus Iron Works, including ranger-led tours and self-guides activities.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

244 Central St
Saugus, MA 01906


(781) 816-7299

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