Step back in time.

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.

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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.

March 13, 2020 in Uncategorized

Special Notice about March 14th Forged in Iron and Bone Program and Reception

This event has been postponed until May 6.  For all of the details, click here.
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March 1, 2020 in Uncategorized

Articles about CFHS in the Frederick News Post

To see the two recent articles about the CFHS, go to our In The News page.
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