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.
Step Back In Time
Museum of the Ironworker
Summer hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day) are Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm
Kitchen garden and trails open dawn to dusk.
General admission to the museum is free but a donation is suggested. Facemasks are required to be worn when indoors.
Guided village tours available by appointment only (includes museum access):
$5.00 children 7 – 12
Under 7 year free
Family group $25.00
Group discount: $85.00 for 10 adults
Maximum group size is 15
Please contact email@example.com to arrange a guided tour
Frederick County Public Schools, please send an inquiry about our school sponsored group tour guidelines.
Plein Air Art Show
Don’t miss your chance to see (and purchase!) one-of-a-kind works created by local artists at the 2022 Maryland Iron Festival!
On display at the Thurmont Regional Library (six minute drive from The Museum of The Ironworker) July 17th-August 7th! Closing reception August 7, 2022 at 3pm.
September CFHS Meeting
Tuesday, September 13th, Noon – 2 p.m.
Please note that by tradition, we do not hold an August monthly meeting. We will reconvene in September.
We will hold a hybrid meeting. You may join us in person at The Museum of the Ironworker or on Zoom. Please note that we still require facemarks to be worn indoors unless actively eating and drinking as light lunch is served during the meeting.
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 2023. 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.
“Visit” The Catoctin Furnace African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail.
Click the image to download your virtual passport stamp. Tag your “trip” on social media