Things To Do

Free Ranger-Guided Tours

Industrial Site Tour
Monday - Friday: 2:15 pm; Saturday - Sunday: 11:15 am, 2:15 pm
No registration required
See the Iron Works come to life! Join a ranger for a tour through the reconstructed iron works and 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, and 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 and blacksmithing demonstrations. Tour lasts about one hour and is outdoors.

Iron Works House Tour
Monday - Friday: 3:45 pm;
Saturday - Sunday: 9:45 am, 3:45 pm
Register in person at the Visitor Center, 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 781-816-7299 to confirm times.
Groups: Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation. Email for more information.

Self-Guided Activities

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.


Special Programs

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!

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

244 Central St
Saugus, MA 01906


(781) 816-7299

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