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Catoctin Furnace

12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-3008
+1 301-271-7574
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Worth the five minute stop

Historic little area with this furnace as the reason to stop. Right off 15 so it's easy to get to... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Midlothian, Virginia
via mobile
Well Preserved Historical Site

This is an interesting and very well presered historical site, with a number of different things to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexandria, Virginny, USandA
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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 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 9 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 1 July 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
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We took the self pace tour. The tour, self paced or guided, does not take long. This would b a nice stop if you have been in the car on a long trip and u just needed a short break. The site was great. Informative....More

Thank Ladybier
Reviewed 14 June 2016

You can immerse yourself into this area with the exhibit that way it is laid out. Very basic, but good historical information. Take the trail walk. It is easy and pretty and the bridge is fanciful.

Thank Joanne C
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Spent part of the day exploring Catoctin Mountain Park (yeah I saw you Camp David). While there I particularly love the interpretive trails featuring the sawmill, still, and charcoal creation process. Stopping by the Catoctin Furnace (which was a major recipient of Catoctin charcoal) seemed...More

Thank qayaq
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