Explore the unique Catoctin Furnace living history village. The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. commemorates, studies, and preserves the rich history of this historic industrial village, including the architecture, cultural landscapes, lifeways and foodways of the enslaved Africans, free African Americans, and European immigrant laborers and families.
Museum of the Ironworker
We are open Saturdays & Sundays, 10 am to 2 pm: However, we will be closed for the holidays on December 23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st. We are an all-volunteer organization, so if you would like to request to visit another day/time please phone: 240- 288-7396 ahead of time so that we may see if a volunteer can meet you. We look forward to seeing you!
The kitchen garden and trails open dawn to dusk.
General admission to the museum is free but a donation is suggested. Interested in booking a group tour? Click Here
Level 2 Electric Car Charging Station
First Energy and DNR worked with CFHS to install the EV station. While you step back in time at Catoctin Furnace, your electric vehicle can charge up at our brand new Level 2 charging station located in the furnace parking lot, 12698 Catoctin Furnace Road.
The charging station is located in the parking lot in front of the furnace. From the parking lot you will need to proceed down the African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail and follow the signs leading to the Museum of Ironworker.
December CFHS Meeting
Tuesday, December 12th, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
By tradition we do not hold an August meeting.
We will hold a hybrid meeting. You may join us in person at The Museum of the Ironworker or on Zoom.
Please register for the Zoom meeting using the link below where you can join via computer or telephone. If you experience any issues, please call 240-288-7396 and we will help you register.
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 2024. 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.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
The Smithsonian Channel's "America's Hidden Stories: Forged In Slavery"
(Season 3, Episode 3) is streamable on the following services: fuboTV , Hulu (Premium), YouTube TV/YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Apple TV, Vudu and Amazon Prime Video
“Visit” The Catoctin Furnace African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail.
Click the image to download your virtual passport stamp. Tag your “trip” on social media
OUTDOORS MARYLAND Episode 3303 featuring Catoctin Furnace
County Spotlight: Historical Grant- Recovering Identity Survey