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
Come visit the historic buildings in Catoctin Furnace, every Sunday from 2 - 4 p.m.
Museums by Candlelight
Saturday, December 14
Noon - 5 p.m.
The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society welcomes visitors to the ca. 1810 Collier’s Log House in the Village of Catoctin Furnace. The double log house, which is the linchpin of the largely intact colonial industrial village, was restored during the bicentennial era. The double log house presents historical information about the early industry, lifeways, and foodways of Catoctin Furnace and northern Frederick County in an early nineteenth-century atmosphere. Enjoy hot cider and baked goods from traditional village recipes. Children can make a punched tin ornament. Design and purchase the perfect holiday wreath with fresh greenery, holly, pine cones, ribbon and bows and all sorts of adornments. Volunteers will make the wreath while you wait.