Spirits of the Furnace

Saturday, October 19, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Museum of the Iron Worker – 12610 Catoctin Furnace Road


The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Cunningham Falls State Park, Silver Oak Academy, and Harriet Chapel present “Spirits of the Furnace” on Saturday, October 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. “Spirits of the Furnace” is a guided night tour through the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace and Village, with stops in historic structures and along the landscape. Refreshments will be available at the ca. 1810 Collier’s Log House. Kids can also make a craft. Bring a flashlight and wear shoes appropriate for walking on uneven terrain. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. All proceeds will benefit the preservation and interpretation of the historic village. Admission is limited to 75 (15 per group beginning every half hour) and must be purchased in advance.  To purchase tickets, fill out the form and click the button at the bottom of this page, or call 443-629-8661.

[Please note that the 6:30 session is full.]

The scenes encountered during “Spirits of the Furnace” are based on actual events in the village.  For example, the enslaved butler at the Ironmaster’s mansion discusses preparations for a dinner party and describes his job in the big house which includes wine pairings and proper table settings and service.  In another scene, a grave is being dug for a worker killed in an industrial accident.  In addition to volunteer actors from Cunningham Falls State Park and the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, students from Silver Oak Academy portray young workers and servants.  For more information, call 443-629-8661.