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. Saugus Iron Works is a twelve-acre National Historic Site that includes working waterwheels, forges, mills, a historic 17th century home, and a lush river basin.

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Path leads to a wooden dock extending over a river.

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Tactile scaled metal sculpture of the park lower level with four buildings and dock with two boats.

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Building interior with two chimneys, gravel floor, stool, wheelbarrow, and other blacksmith tools

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Last updated: April 26, 2021

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Mailing Address:

244 Central St
Saugus, MA 01906



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