Basic Information

Family in Front of Water Wheel
Visitors gaze at the turning basin from between the forge and blast furnace

NPS Photo / Jonathan Parker

Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site preserves and interprets the first sustained, integrated iron works in British Colonial America, which operated on the Saugus River from 1646 to 1670.

This twelve-acre site contains a museum, reconstructed industrial buildings, working waterwheels, a reproduction blacksmith shop, a 17th-century home, herb garden, a half-mile nature trail, picnic area, visitor center, and dock.

Park Hours

June 3 - October 31
Nature Trail and Park Grounds Around Historic Structures Open
Saugus Iron Works Museum Wednesday-Sunday
Forge and Mill Wednesday-Sunday
Guided Tour of the Iron Works House (30 minutes) Saturday & Sunday
Guided Tour of the Industrial Site (60 minutes) Saturday & Sunday
Restrooms Daily

Entrance Fees:

Entrance Passes:

National Park Service staff, partners and volunteers are available to assist visitors at the Broadhearth Visitor Center. The visitor center is open as staff are available Wednesday through Sunday.

Public WiFi is available.
Internet & Cellular Access Details

Last updated: September 23, 2022

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

244 Central St
Saugus , MA 01906



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