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Interesting and fun!

My friend and me took our four kids (two 6 yr olds and two nine year olds) to this site on a whim... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boston MA
Very enjoyable morning!

We were especially impressed with the friendliness of the staff, and the wonderful demonstration of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karla F
Riverton, United States
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In the 1600's, on the banks of the Saugus River, something extraordinary happened. Explore the place where European iron makers brought their special skills to a young Massachusetts colony. This nine-acre National Park includes working waterwheels...more
244 Central St, Saugus, MA 01906-2188
+1 781-233-0050
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and me took our four kids (two 6 yr olds and two nine year olds) to this site on a whim. We showed up and were first surprised to find that the the entrance fee was free. After speaking to a nice ranger,...More

Thank Edg38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were especially impressed with the friendliness of the staff, and the wonderful demonstration of creating a "nail". The grounds are very peaceful, and the displays are both highly interesting and informative. Not to miss!

Thank Karla F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative tour about the history of iron forged works. The history behind this place was very interesting. They also have working water wheels to show how they managed to make iron. Not very crowded and had a working blacksmith for demonstrations. Worth the visit.

Thank Prudence B
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We visited this place on a June weekend. It is the site of one of the first ironworks in North America. The museum is very informative about the early life and how the ironworks operates. We also took two guided tours by the park ranger,...More

Thank Ming O
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Went when a group of school kids were getting a tour. Oh my... really added a level of information to the whole place. Can't believe this place was basically under water and then brought back to life. I don't think it would have the same...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

A quiet little gem in the middle of a small town on the north shore of Boston. Very interesting, very informative, the national park personnel were exceptional. Well worth it...

Thank John M
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I don't go as mush as I did when the kids were little but still do every few months. It is a great place to go with very knowledgeable staff members. Learn something knew every time I;m there.

Thank jm9455
Reviewed June 15, 2018

This park tells the story of the first iron works in North America with rebuilt buildings based on extensive archaeological research. This was all done so well that it gave me a good idea of how the iron works worked. It made me appreciate how...More

1  Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed May 23, 2018

We are grandparents from CA on our annual May visit to see our grandchildren and were assigned to get the older grandchild, Harley, a home schooled 6 year old, out of her mother’s hair for a few hours. We were also told that this child...More

Thank pilikiax2
Reviewed October 14, 2017 via mobile

The site is significant because this is where Saugus set up his first Iron Foundry along the river in the US. The displays were very informative. It gave me a better understanding of the founding of this country and the industries that brought fortune to...More

Thank Susan M
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