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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
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This park is one of the best in the National Park system. We have been to over 30 parks so far since 2016 and this is definitely in the top 5. It is a small area but it is very educational and it is incredible...More
We did not go on a guided tour, but still found the site fascinating and worth stopping in. The museum is a little dated looking, and probably would have been better with a guide, but the history of the site makes up for it.
The Saugus Iron Works has something for everybody – the recreated and operational buildings of an early colonial iron works, a picturesque location on a tidal river, a restored 1680’s house, and rangers who know how give tours that are informative, interesting, and fun –...More
Unfortunately they are only open Wednesday through Sunday. The outside tour and informational signs give us enough of the overview to see what the site was about. It would be nice to see inside the historical buildings next time.
We stopped here on a whim and arrived just i time for a guided tour. We learned a lot about the colony history and how the iron works functioned. We were able to see the reconstructed site of the original
Iron works complete with working...More
The history and the restoration of the site is very impressive as well as attractive. I’m not a big fan of standing with a group listening to a tour guide but the Ranger at this site (I believe his name was Kevin) was so entertaining...More
This is a great place to take visitors. There is not the anxiety of going into downtown Boston, yet it's a colonial setting. If you get a great guide, you and your family learn a lot.If no one is there you still see a lot...More
I recommend that you view the old 1950s documentary on youtube and then visit this site. It is an amazing save of history. The restorations of the furnace, the foundry, and the mill are excellent! If you don't love history, this site might not excite...More
OK, iron making may not be on the top of your list of things to see, but the reconstructed iron works at Saugus offers not just a highly informative museum – which is the National Park Service standard – but also fully functioning water wheels...More
This is a great place to bring the kids. Admission is free and it is a beautiful park where you all can learn about the first iron works in the nation. Guides are very informative and there is a museum with artifacts and a video...More