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.
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
Date and time
Sat, October 16, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
12610 Catoctin Furnace Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
$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!
“Visit” The Catoctin Furnace African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail.
Click the image to download your virtual passport stamp. Tag your “trip” on social media