Saugus Iron Works NHS

One National Historic Site near Boston is the Saugus Iron Works NHS. It is the “birthplace of the iron and steel industry in Colonial America.” It produced iron products from 1646 to approximately 1670! Craig and I went for an iron pouring demonstration. We got to carve a design in a sand block and they poured melted iron into the molds and let it cool. Then you got a unique piece of art to take home.  

Patricia's mold

Patricia’s mold

There was plenty of room to have a nice walk and visit the different buildings. A movie shows the history of the site. We also saw a blacksmith make a few items. It is a great day trip if you live nearby or are visiting the area. I will share a video of the iron pouring on our Facebook page

 

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