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Catoctin Furnace

12607 Catoctin Furnace Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788-3008
+1 301-271-7574
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Lovely hike

Kind of cool... its an old ruin of an iron forge. The ruins and interpretive markers are... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2018
Amy G
,
Ottawa, Canada
Worth the stop if you love history...

...which we do. We walked the trail, read he signs, took lots of pictures, geocached a bit, fell... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Catherine B
,
Wellsboro, PA
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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
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Kind of cool... its an old ruin of an iron forge. The ruins and interpretive markers are interesting, but the hiking trails around it make it worth more than a quick stop. Hiking trails are not for raw beginners but are not super challenging: lots...More

Thank Amy G
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

...which we do. We walked the trail, read he signs, took lots of pictures, geocached a bit, fell over a stone wall and got a goose egg on my head.

Thank Catherine B
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

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

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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

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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 .

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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.

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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
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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

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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
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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.

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