Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.
12607 Catoctin Furnace Road
Thurmont , MD , 21788

Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.
12320 Auburn Road
Thurmont , MD , 21788
Phone: 301-271-2306

Visit Catoctin Furnace on your way to beautiful Cunningham Falls State Park &

Catoctin Mountain National Park!


The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., celebrates, studies, and preserves the rich history of this pre-revolutionary industrial village, including the architecture, cultural landscapes, lifeways, and foodways of the workers.    On this website you will find information about the history of Catoctin Furnace, Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc. activities, who we are, directions to Catoctin Furnace, what to see and do at this unique, pre-Revolutionary village, volunteer opportunities, a way to donate and how your donation would be used, and our upcoming events. Please join us here and at Catoctin Furnace!

NOTICE: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at noon, in the Museum of the Iron Worker at 12620 Catoctin Furnace Road in the village of Catoctin Furnace, Maryland.  All are welcome!  Please join us!

"Decorate your own"
Wreaths, Swags and Mantle Pieces
10 inch center $30
12 inch center $35
Swag $25
Mantle Piece $30

30 foot $20
75 foot $30

Design your own by choosing from hundreds of decorations including bows, balls, bells, pinecones, holly, icicles and ornaments of all kinds.

All proceeds benefit the restoration of the village.
An Archaeological Mystery

Any guesses what this is? Recently, the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society received this as a donation. Please let us know if you have any ideas!

Catoctin Furnace homes in the Frederick News-Post:

Recognizing History: Landmarks honors Catoctin Furnace homes with plaques


April 29, 2015

Karen Gardner

Furnace Bar and Grill in the Frederick News-Post

The local business in the Frederick News-Post:  Furnace Bar and Grill is proud of area's history, and their food


April 13, 2015

Ed Waters, Jr.

Catoctin Furnace Bioarchaeological Research In the Frederick News-Post


Buried Secrets: Study of skeletal remains may hold key to slave history

April 12, 2015

Erik Anderson

Heritage Food Luncheon in the Frederick News-Post


The Heritage Food Luncheon, sponsored by the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc., Cunningham Falls State Park, Harriet Chapel, and the Silver Oak Academy was recently featured in the Frederick News-Post. Click here to read the article!

Thank you to our many friends and donors in 2015!


2015 has been a great year!  Please consider donating in 2015. Download our:


2015 Annual Fund Request Letter


2015 recap: accomplishments, activities, and events


2015 Annual Fund Request Form


New Video of Catoctin Furnace and Springfield Manor


Check out our new aerial videos of Catoctin Furnace and Springfield Manor taken by Till Sonnemann using a Phantom II Quadcopter with a GoPro3+:


Catoctin Furnace Historic Site and Nearby Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery

This lovely oil painting of the Isabella stack and casting shed at Catoctin Furnace was painted by award winning artist Ellen Gavin of Millsville, New Jersey. Ellen painted the scene during a visit to the village in June 2014 and generously donated the finished work to the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.

Bond Bill Success!


The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society has received a bond bill grant from the Maryland General Assembly! The grant, in the amount of $100,000, will be used for renovations to the Forgeman's House. This would not have been possible without tireless support from Senator David R. Brinkley. The Catoctin Furnace Society also acknowledges help from Silver Oak Academy in this endeavor. To everyone who helped the CFHS along the way to this important moment, THANK YOU!

MHAA Grant Success!

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society has received a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority Project Grant in the amount of $48,000 to complete the renovations to the Forgeman's House.  THANK YOU to all who supported this effort!

TRIPP Grant Success!

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society has received a TRIPP Grant from the Tourism Council of Frederick County!  The grant, in the amount of $6,000, will be used for display cases and exhibits in the "Museum of the Furnace Worker" at 12610 Catoctin Furnace Road.  TRIPP grants (Tourism Reinvestment in Promotion and Product) are aimed at supporting tourism marketing and development by non-profit attractions in Frederick County.  THANK YOU to the Tourism Council for all your support!


In Their Own Voices: Stories of Enslaved Africans at Catoctin Furnace


Visit Springfield Manor and Winery on your visit to Catoctin Furnace

Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery is open!  Stop by for a wine tasting in historic Catoctin Furnace. For more information, visit their website: Springfield Manor Winery & Distillery