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



Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.
12320 Auburn Road
Thurmont , MD , 21788
US
Phone: 301-271-2306
Email: ecomer@eacarchaeology.com
 

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

Catoctin Mountain National Park!

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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, November 11, 2014, at noon, at the "The Museum of the Furnace Worker," the historic stone cottage at 12610 Catoctin Furnace Road in the village of Catoctin Furnace, Maryland.  Please join us!

Pre-0rder a Custom Wreath!

Each year at Traditional Village Christmas, volunteers for the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society decorate wreaths to your design. Bows, pinecones, ornaments, icicles, and many other decorative items are available for you to select. Sip mulled cider, select delicious baked goods, and shop for unique handmade gifts at the same time!

 

Pre-order a gorgeous wreath and it will be waiting for you to select the finishing touches on Saturday, December 6 (10 am to 4 pm) or you can make arrangements for early pick-up! Visit our shop!

Spirits of the Furnace: A Journey into the Past

"Spirits of the Furnace" is a guided night tour through the historic Catoctin Iron Furnace Village with stops in historic structures and along the landscape. Refreshments will be served at the ca. 1810 Collier's Log House. Bring a flashlight and wear shoes appropriate for walking on uneven terrain.

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Rain or Shine

Catoctin Furnace 

15 persons per group for 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 8:30, 9:00

 

75 tickets are available

$5.00 for adults

$3.00 for children 7 to 12

6 and under are free

 

Tickets must be purchased in advance using Paypal at our Shop.

 

 

Download the flyer here.

New Video of Catoctin Furnace and Springfield Manor


 

Check out our new aerial videos of Catoctin Furnace and Springfield Manor taken 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!


 

Thank you for supporting Spring in the Village

 

Saturday May 10, 2014

Featuring Crafts, Flowers, Heirloom Plants, Herbs and Traditional Refreshments.

Wonderful Spring and Mother's Day Gifts for Sale.

 

Collier's Log House

12607 Catoctin Furnace Road

 

Sponsored by the Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.


See you next year on Saturday, May 9, 2015!

 

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

 


Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Catoctin Furnace
Students from Silver Oak Academy will present original scenes based on actual historical events at 

Thank you and congratulations to the students of Silver Oak Academy who presented original talks based on actual historical events at Catoctin Furnace at Harriet Chapel on Monday, February 17, 2014!
 
NEW: READ ALL ABOUT IT AT THE FREDERICK POST! Click here.
 
Talks included original research about lives of the slaves at the furnace, early industry,  furnace operations, and more.
 
The event was well-attended and an overwhelming success. We look forward to continuing to work with these young men!

In partnership with: 
 
Catoctin Furnace Historical Society, Inc.
 
Cunningham Falls State Park

Silver Oak Academy

Visit Springfield Manor and Winery on your visit to Catoctin Furnace in 2014

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