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Furnace Town Historic Site

Nassawango Iron Furnace

Keywords: Historic, Native, museum, living history
The Old Furnace Town Heritage Museum is an outdoor museum near Snow Hill, Maryland that uses a livinig history format with live demonstrations to re-create a vanish 19th-century community.
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.
The Furnace Town Foundation, Inc. is a private not-for-profit corporation charged with the responsibility of preserving, restoring, and interpreting the twenty-five acres of Furnace Town Historic Site, the 19th-century village of the Nassawango Iron Furnace.
With our collection of historic nineteenth-century buildings and artisans' studios, surrounding the Nassawango Iron Furnace, we are a learning center for the study of history, art and nature. We share the lore and legacy of life in the Pocomoke Forest.
We share the stories of Furnace Town, so our visitors may strengthen their understanding of the past, and enrich their appreciation for the artistic achievements, technological genius, and socio-economic contributions of the people that lived and worked here.
Admission Prices: Adults $8; Seniors, Miitary and AAA, $6 and Children (4-12), $6.
3816 Old Furnace Road
Snow HIll MD 21863
Open Seasonally April-October, Thurs.-Sun. 10am-4pm
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