Furnace Town Historic Site

Opens at 10:00 am 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.
Furnace Town Historic Site

Recent Reviews

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. ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿพ 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
April Johnson : 5 on 1/31/2021 11:22 am
This was my first visit and I was taken with the area immediately. I was there to assist a friend with planning her future wedding and was unable to explore as much as I would have liked. The beautiful buildings, of which there are several, were closed. However you are able to explore outside. There are areas set up with historical items and descriptions, as well as nature trails through the woods. The entire place seems to have a magical feel that I found enchanting. It is a perfect place for a wedding, as well as a day of exploring. I cannot wait to return for future events and to explore the trails and buildings.
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Furnace Town Historic Site