Explore the unique Catoctin Furnace living history village. The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. celebrates, studies, and preserves the rich history of this pre-Revolutionary industrial village, including the architecture, cultural landscapes, lifeways, and foodways of the workers.
Step back in time.
Open Museum Days
The Collier's Log House, usually open every Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m., will be closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Historically, Catoctin Furnace is no stranger to epidemics with residents experiencing cholera, yellow fever, diphtheria, and other contagions in the past. The Maryland State Board of Health report for the year 10/31/1905 - 10/31/1906 contains the following report: "We had one ugly outbreak of diphtheria near Catoctin Furnace…one death resulted…refused to allow the attending physician to use antitoxin. By strict quarantine, fumigation and disinfecting premises it was confined."
We will reopen for visits as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.
Because of the ongoing pandemic, our April 14 monthly meeting will be A SOCIAL DISTANCING MEETING USING ZOOM. Zoom is a remote conferencing service that combines video conferencing, online meetings, chat, and mobile collaboration by computer or telephone.
Please email or call Elizabeth Comer (443-463-6437 or ECOMER@CATOCTINFURNACE.ORG) to receive call in instructions by April 14 at 11 a.m. You can join the Zoom meeting by computer or phone.