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Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum

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Address: Old Furnace Road, P.O.Box 207, Snow Hill, MD 21863
Phone Number: +1 410-632-2032
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Must see on the Eastern Shore

Great exhibit just five minutes north of Snow Hill. Cottages showing life on the shore at the turn of the century. Volunteers rotate (like blacksmiths, broom makers, gardeners... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
NavyDave1979
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Derwood, Maryland
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Derwood, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great exhibit just five minutes north of Snow Hill. Cottages showing life on the shore at the turn of the century. Volunteers rotate (like blacksmiths, broom makers, gardeners, etc). Staff is extremely knowledgable. This is a must see as life in this area was not at all as I expected.

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Thank NavyDave1979
Wellsboro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Spent a cloudy day touring this facility. Had a great time. The blacksmith and weaver were both on sight. Schoolhouse was very interesting.

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Thank CinnysMom
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

In route from the Maryland part of Assateague to the Virginia part and a stay in Chincoteague, we drove down U.S. Route 113 (Beach to Bay Indian Trail) that passes through a number of historic old towns, some dating to the 1600s. As we passed through Snow Hill, we saw a sign for Furnace Town and detoured to check it... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The blacksmith shop is a real treat and there are several other working exhibits to see and talk with.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

A fun visit to a historical recreation. The village is continually growing, it's nice to watch it expand.

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Thank Cole L
Perry Hall, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

I went to Furnace Town with my sons ( tween and teen) last month. While they weren't particularly excited about the leaning opportunity presented to them, they did find items of interest and they really enjoyed interacting with a blacksmith who took time to explain how many of the implements were used, etc. I really enjoyed seeing the school house... More 

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Mifflinburg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This small recreated village and iron furnace is well done. It depicts life from a different time. Had a great discussion with some folks tthat were doing some repairs and learned a lot about the area. It would have a top rating if some of the artisans would have been present to demonstrate their trades. Otherwise top notch!

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Thank 831geh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Nestled in the woods along a local road this living history museum offers a glimpse of a simpler time when things were made by hand. An unusual stone and brick furnace with a significant reproduction ramp funded by many plaque recognized contributors is the highlight of the village that features a blacksmith and a weaver and a broom maker and... More 

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Thank Leslie L
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Went on a Saturday when they had a blacksmith in. The grounds are very nice and well done and the nature trail was lovely. Don't expect a fancy museum, but if you come it with an open mind you can have a great day.

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Thank HannahSus
Eastern Shore Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Had heard about Furnace Town for years and finally decided to check it out. Very glad we did. There was s blacksmith and weaver on site. We were almost only visitors at the time, so lots of time to talk with them. Found the story of the bog ore furnace fascinating. Also enjoyed the nature trail. Highly recommend to anyone... More 

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