Saugus Iron Works, Boston

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    Saugus Ironworks

    by grandmaR Updated Jun 2, 2005
    Water powering the water wheel

    Saugus Ironworks is a National Historic Site administered by the National Park Service. It was the first integrated ironworks in North America, 1646-1668. It includes the reconstructed blast furnace, forge, rolling mill, and a restored seventeenth century house. There is a working water wheel. This is where America's iron and steel industry started.

    I took my older girls here in the summer of 1970.

    Operating Hours & Seasons

    April 1 through October 31, daily, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. November 1- March 31, daily, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

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    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel
    • National/State Park

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