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Catoctin Furnace

12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-3008
+1 301-271-7574
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Historic iron forge.

While visiting Cunningham Falls State Park it is impossible to skip this important historic site of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Jersey
Nice stop for adding more local and war history to your list.

Having toured the most complete and well preserved furnace from the revolutionary war in Cornwall... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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Built in 1776 and located at Cunningham Falls State Park, this was the first iron furnace constructed in rural Frederick County.
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12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-3008
+1 301-271-7574
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Cunningham Falls State Park it is impossible to skip this important historic site of Catoctin Furnace. During the times of Revolutionary War this furnace was used to produce pig iron from locally mined hematite and ammunition for the war effort. It operated through...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Having toured the most complete and well preserved furnace from the revolutionary war in Cornwall Pa. I had interest in seeing this furnace. Even in its current state I am so glad this is somewhat preserved and is being looked after. Take a few minutes...More

Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Sadly this place was a huge let down ! Nothing more than a pile of rocks extremely disappointing, completely overgrown with weeds's and trees , i'm just astonished that this place is considered a destination .

Thank DrRobertfisher
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Historic little area with this furnace as the reason to stop. Right off 15 so it's easy to get to. Very Impressive furnace and worth the short stop.

Thank B W
Reviewed 22 June 2017

This is an interesting and very well presered historical site, with a number of different things to see, all within a resonable walking distance. It is very easy to get to, and the signs from Route 15 are easy to see and follow. The site...More

Thank rugby007
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This was my first stop for the day and it was a great one and easy to find. I didn't really know much about the furnace but had heard about it in Frederick. The signs there was super informative and very eye opening to the...More

Thank jehenson81
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

A local history group has supplemented the restored iron furnace, which is a State historic site, with interpretive restoration of other parts of this industrial complex which functioned for 100 years. It is remarkable that they were able to preserve a community, with worker housing...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great history and a great walk through the woods, we go here a couple of times a year to walk the trail and breath the fresh air, it is always good to see history.

Thank Horrormoviesandmore
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We saw the roadsign for Catoctin Furnace and so pulled off to take a look, and it was interesting. There was a sign explaining what it is and how the town is named for it, and there is a picnic bench inside where one could...More

Thank msdebra007
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This is a side-trip type of attraction, and it's free! There are several other things to see in this area, so why not stop by the furnace and learn more about the history of the area? This is a fine piece of architecture that remains...More

Thank cestsibon2me
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