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Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum

in Snow Hill Maryland

The Furnace Town Foundation provides community and educational programming, sharing the lore of those who worked in service of the Nassawango Iron Furnace, and lived in the Pocomoke Forest. We steward and interpret the Village of historic buildings, and their collections, to provide connections to and understanding of the past and the natural world.

From 1828-1850 the Nassawango Iron Furnace was in its heyday. Many workers – miners, sawyers, colliers, molders, draymen, and bargemen – labored to make iron. They gathered bog ore from Nassawango swamp, brought clam and oyster shells up the canal via the Pocomoke River from the Chesapeake Bay, and made charcoal in the Pocomoke Forest.

Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum
3816 Old Furnace Road
Snow Hill, Maryland
(410) 632-2032

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