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.

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.

May 19, 2020 in Uncategorized

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak Response

Catoctin Furnace’s outdoor spaces, including the furnace ruins, historic kitchen garden, and commemorative cemetery trail are open and offer space for quiet reflection while maintaining social distancing. Please note our…
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April 6, 2020 in Uncategorized

Event Rescheduling

Please be aware that our events may have to be rescheduled due to the pandemic.  Please check back for the latest schedule.
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