The double log house at 12607 Catoctin Furnace Road, now the headquarters of the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., is unusual in Catoctin Furnace as it is the only extant double log house. It was home to furnace worker families for over two centuries. Restored in the 1980’s, it is now a museum and interpretive center telling the story of Catoctin Furnace and the iron-making enterprise at the village’s center. The exact construction date of the house is unknown, but it is assumed that the larger section was constructed first around 1810 and the smaller section added about 1830.
In the rear of the house, you can delight in our beautiful historic kitchen and pollinator gardens, which were created in partnership with the Green-walled Garden Club. They are open daily until sunset.