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.
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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. We will reopen for visits as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding and stay safe.
Past event! Maryland Iron Festival - Virtual Edition
Saturday & Sunday, August 22 & 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Want to catch up on the events from the first virtual Maryland Iron Festival? Check out the event page to access the vendors' list, link to the Catoctin Furnace YouTube channel, and download recipes and craft instructions featured during the event.
This year's festival featured traditional blacksmithing, period music, traditional food preparation demonstrations, garden and trail tours, artisan demonstrations, children's activities, fascinating archaeology talks about the amazing discoveries at Catoctin Furnace, and much more.
Mark your calendars for the in-person 2021 Festival: May 22 and 23, 2021!
Click the image to download your virtual passport stamp. Tag your “trip” on social media