Free Ranger-Guided Tours (June 1-October 31)
Industrial Site Tour
June 15 - August 27
Wednesday-Sundays: 11:15am, 2:15pm
June 1- June 14 and August 28-October 31
Wednesday - Friday: 2:15pm; Saturday-Sunday: 11:15am, 2:15pm
No registration required
See the Iron Works come to life! Join a ranger for a tour through the reconstructed iron works. Learn about the production of iron on this site in the mid-1600s, an endeavor that was integral to the growth of the early colony. Hear about the archeological dig and reconstruction of the site in the 1940s to 1950s. Upon availability, this tour may include the operation of waterwheels, the 500-pound hammer, the rolling mill, and blacksmithing demonstrations. Tour lasts about one hour and is outdoors.
Iron Works House Tour
June 15 - August 27
Wednesday - Friday: 10:15 am, 3:45 pm
June 1- June 14 and Augsut 28-October 31
Wednesday - Friday: 3:45pm; Saturday-Sunday: 10:15am, 3:45pm
Register in person at the Visitor Center on the day of your tour. This tour has an 8 person limit.
Step into our 17th century home. Enjoy a tour through the 1680s Iron Works House and learn about life during the colonial period, the restoration of the house by Wallace Nutting in 1915, and the impact of the house on the reconstruction of the site.
Note: Tours times are subject to change. Please call 781-233-0050 to confirm times.
Groups: Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation. Email for more information.
Feel like visiting at your own speed? No problem. You are welcome to walk the grounds and participate in any (or all!) of the self-guided activities available at the Iron Works.
We host a variety of special programs on-site and beyond. On-site special programs may include our annual iron pour and themed nature walks. Sometimes we travel with a portable forge or pour pewter figurines at events in Saugus, Salem, and around the region. Check out the calendar or the Facebook page for any events that might be coming up near your visit!
Last updated: September 11, 2019