Furnace Town Historic Site

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Hours 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Enjoy a relaxing visit into 19th century village life. Located in the heart of the Pocomoke Forest, Furnace Town is home to Maryland's only bog ore iron furnace.  The furnace is situated 5 miles north of Snow Hill on the banks of Nassawango Creek. Furnace Town and its Nassawango Iron Furnace (recognized by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers as a National Historic Mechanical Engineering Landmark) comprise an educational site of local archaeological and historical interest. The furnace and buildings are being restored, preserved and interpreted by Furnace Town Foundation, Inc.

Recent Reviews

Furnace Town Historic Site
Sharon Rumley : 5 on 8/7/2023 6:54 pm
A great place to visit and being the kids. Wonderful living history with multiple buildings from the time period. Waking trails through the woods and swamp. I was there for an after hours concert.
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Furnace Town Historic Site
Tilly Lo : 5 on 10/6/2019 2:48 pm
This is the best village we have visited. Everything is layout nicely that if you follow the walkway, you will see pretty much everything. The only exception is the furnace. You should walk behind it on the grassy area and it takes you to the back where there are some signs with more info on the furnace. Also, there is where a platform and the nature trail is. I'm not sure how long is the trail. I would have walked it if I didn't arrive too late. Allow at least 2 hours, and if you really want to allow your kids some playtime of have a picnic, add more time for that. The exhibit in each building is nicely displayed. The weaving house has a nice but potent fragrant that irritated my lungs and made me cough for a while after leaving the building. If you have asthmatic symptoms, I recommend making a quick stop in this house but don't stay in it too long. The visitors center has gift items for sale. This park is also dogfriendly. πŸ•πŸ•πŸΎπŸΎπŸΎ Highly recommended!! Oh, plenty of parking.
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Furnace Town Historic Site
Ariel Evans : 5 on 9/24/2022 9:15 pm
Been to Furnace Town before and it is a cute little historical site with workshop reenactments. Today though I went to their Ren Fair and it was wonderful! All the Furnace Town charm with artists, medieval flare and a fun scavenger hunt!
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Furnace Town Historic Site