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Furnace Town Living Heritage Village

Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Nice historical town museum

Sightseeing during vacation to the beach and discovered this Maryland heritage site. Ample free... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Robert R
Woodbridge, Virginia
Chesapeake Celtic Festival

Attended the Chesapeake Celtic Festival held at Furnace Town. This was a great venue for the... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2017
Paul E
Milford, Delaware
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Furnace Town is dedicated to preserving the Nassawango Iron Furnace and engaging the public in the culture of our shared past.
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3816 Old Furnace Rd, P.O.Box 207, Snow Hill, MD 21863-3420
+1 410-632-2032
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Sightseeing during vacation to the beach and discovered this Maryland heritage site. Ample free parking for this entrance-fee open-air museum, recreated/restored town around the historic Nassawango Iron Furnace. Many service buildings, including broom-making, blacksmith, weaving, and gardening, with period-attired staff. A nature trail through a...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

We were aware that the town itself would be closed in November,but the website stated that the nature trail was open year round.Unfortunately, there was no way to access it. Big waste of time for us....More

1  Thank Lotte F
FurnaceTown, General Manager at Furnace Town Living Heritage Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Lotte - I am so sorry you were not able to access the Paul Leifer Nature Trail. You should have been able to access the village and the trail. We must have accidentally locked the gate near the Visitor Center door that allows you...More

Reviewed October 12, 2017

Attended the Chesapeake Celtic Festival held at Furnace Town. This was a great venue for the Festival. The Village and interpreters were interesting in their own right. This is the first time we attended the Celtic Festival and it was wonderful. We are planning on...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed October 11, 2017

This is a nice walk through the early history of Maryland on the Eastern Shore. Nice restorations, historical interpretations, archeological sites, and Visitors Center. Nothing fancy, but educational, family friendly, and economical. In the Fall it is the site of the Chesapeake Celtic Festival. It...More

Thank greenlibrarian1951
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Heading to Chincoteague, VA, we saw signs for Furnace Town in Snow Hill, MD and decided to add some history to our vacation. We walked around the grounds of the old town. The archaeology of the the buildings and the FURNACE of course. The gift...More

Thank mellosweetie
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Self tour, wish we could been there when volunteers were there enactment. Little dusty and lands unkempt. Creepy yet cool.

Thank V C
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

So the first time I visited this place was the late 90s. I enjoyed it then as they had archeological digs you could get involved with as well as various craft shops like the printer, blacksmith and weavers. The craftsmen and women dress in period...More

Thank John B
Reviewed May 22, 2017

The furnace and preserved buildings are curated by The Nature Conservancy. There are lovely walks under the loblolly pines and the signs and descriptive text help it come alive. This is a good place to visit on a hot day, it is shady and lovely.

Thank Read S
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit here. Beautiful setting in the woods. About 10 restored building representing a thriving town in the mid 1800s. Worth a couple of hours if you are in the area.

Thank jimblackjim
Reviewed November 4, 2016

Great exhibit just five minutes north of Snow Hill. Cottages showing life on the shore at the turn of the century. Volunteers rotate (like blacksmiths, broom makers, gardeners, etc). Staff is extremely knowledgable. This is a must see as life in this area was not...More

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