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.

Museum of the Ironworker

Open every Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kitchen garden and trails open dawn to dusk. 

October CFHS Meeting

Tuesday, October 12, Noon – 2 p.m.
Due to the resurgence of COVID, we will hold a hybrid meeting. You may join us in person at the Museum of the Ironworker or on Zoom. If you plan to join us via Zoom, you can join on your computer or telephone. If you experience any issues, please call 240-288-7396 and we will help you register. If you plan to join us in person please wear a mask unless actively eating and drinking.

Monthly meetings will require participants to register in advance. Click here to register for our monthly meetings. 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You only have to register once, and once you are registered, you will be registered for the remainder of the meetings until January 2022. Your confirmation email from Zoom will send you a link that you can add to your calendar, and you will be able to join the meeting every second Tuesday of the month. We have switched to this format so that we do not have to send out a new link every month.

Spirits of the Furnace

“Spirits of the Furnace” is a guided night tour through the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace and Village, with stops in historic structures

Click here to purchase tickets through Eventbrite

Date and time
Sat, October 16, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 

12610 Catoctin Furnace Road
Thurmont, MD 21788

$10 Adult
$5 Children 12 and under

Traditional Village Christmas

11th Annual Traditional Village Christmas

Saturday, December 4, 2021

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

European style Christmas Market complete with artisans, caroling, traditional holiday foods, children’s activities, wreath decorating, and a visit from Belsnickel.

Unique holiday gifts suitable for the entire family!

Frazer Wreaths & White Pine Roping now available for pre-order! 

Network to Freedom Virtual Passport

“Visit” The Catoctin Furnace African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail.

Click the image to download your virtual passport stamp. Tag your “trip” on social media
Facebook: @PassportToYourNationalParks
Instagram: @PassportToNationalParks
Twitter: @ParksPassport


Fall is here!

Apple butter is back in stock on our online store! Shop now

October 4, 2021 in Uncategorized

The New Yorker

Catoctin Furnace and its hallowed African American cemetery are mentioned in The New Yorker this week. Jill Lepore's article, "Unearthing Black History," explores conflicted views surrounding efforts to rescue African…
Read More
August 28, 2021 in Uncategorized

Capital Gazette

Read this article, Jeff Holland: On Catoctin visit, a walk into rich history | COMMENTARY
Read More
Visit The Village
Upcoming Events
Village Newsletter
Donate / Volunteer
Useful Links