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Lot of history and intersting site. If you are a civil war buff, then this is a place you must... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Lincoln117
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Rockville, Maryland
Lovely hike

Kind of cool... its an old ruin of an iron forge. The ruins and interpretive markers are... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Amy G
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Ottawa, Canada
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Built in 1776 and located at Cunningham Falls State Park, this was the first iron furnace constructed in rural Frederick County.
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12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-3008
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+1 301-271-7574
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

Lot of history and intersting site. If you are a civil war buff, then this is a place you must visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lincoln117
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

Was really nice reading about how this place became to be so well known. There's a hike you can do sort of behind/next to it. The scenery and history on that trail gives you a whole new perspective on how things were during that time...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chloe C
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Kind of cool... its an old ruin of an iron forge. The ruins and interpretive markers are interesting, but the hiking trails around it make it worth more than a quick stop. Hiking trails are not for raw beginners but are not super challenging: lots...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Amy G
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

...which we do. We walked the trail, read he signs, took lots of pictures, geocached a bit, fell over a stone wall and got a goose egg on my head.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank CatherineB811
Reviewed September 3, 2017

While visiting Cunningham Falls State Park it is impossible to skip this important historic site of Catoctin Furnace. During the times of Revolutionary War this furnace was used to produce pig iron from locally mined hematite and ammunition for the war effort. It operated through...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Having toured the most complete and well preserved furnace from the revolutionary war in Cornwall Pa. I had interest in seeing this furnace. Even in its current state I am so glad this is somewhat preserved and is being looked after. Take a few minutes...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Sadly this place was a huge let down ! Nothing more than a pile of rocks extremely disappointing, completely overgrown with weeds's and trees , i'm just astonished that this place is considered a destination .

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Historic little area with this furnace as the reason to stop. Right off 15 so it's easy to get to. Very Impressive furnace and worth the short stop.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank BW350
Reviewed June 22, 2017

This is an interesting and very well presered historical site, with a number of different things to see, all within a resonable walking distance. It is very easy to get to, and the signs from Route 15 are easy to see and follow. The site...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank rugby007
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

This was my first stop for the day and it was a great one and easy to find. I didn't really know much about the furnace but had heard about it in Frederick. The signs there was super informative and very eye opening to the...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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