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.

Museum of the Ironworker

Open every Saturday & Sunday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Kitchen garden and trails open dawn to dusk. 

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!

Frazer Wreaths & White Pine Roping now available for pre-order! 

December CFHS Meeting

Tuesday, December 14, 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.

Network to Freedom Virtual Passport

“Visit” The Catoctin Furnace African American Cemetery Interpretive Trail.

Click the image to download your virtual passport stamp. Tag your “trip” on social media
Facebook: @PassportToYourNationalParks
Instagram: @PassportToNationalParks
Twitter: @ParksPassport

Special offer for new and renewing members! Enter for a chance to win a gift basket full of CFHS goodies! This offer lasts through December 4th and the winner will be announced during Traditional Village Christmas! Click on the arrow to learn more
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October 4, 2021 in Uncategorized

The New Yorker

Catoctin Furnace and its hallowed African American cemetery are mentioned in The New Yorker this week. Jill Lepore's article, "Unearthing Black History," explores conflicted views surrounding efforts to rescue African…
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August 28, 2021 in Uncategorized

Capital Gazette

Read this article, Jeff Holland: On Catoctin visit, a walk into rich history | COMMENTARY
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