Saugus Iron Works, Boston
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.