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Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum
Based on 19 traveler reviews
very interesting, beautiful
Aug 18, 2014 by: Joan B from Columbia, Maryland
wonderful cypress forest trail. Replica and restored early 1800's village very interesting. Check out the garden, and if you are lucky, the gardener will be there to tell you about his crops. It was fun to watch a few craft people and local painters at work.
Grandkids loved it!
Aug 11, 2014 by: psychicmama from Salisbury, Maryland
Well worth the few dollars to visit. best in school months. Watch the blacksmith at work, a weaver, a broom maker, and others! CUTE gift shop with LOW priced items. I brought home a handmade broom for under $15.00 Nice way to teach our kids about our countries' past. CLEAN restrooms and picnic tables for a bring from your home lunch.
Aug 05, 2014 by: Brandon H from
'Twas very dank. The good dank. Me and my acquaintance got uplifted in the broom house at this marvelous historic site. :)
Fun historical site
Jun 02, 2014 by: George M from Washington DC, District of Columbia
A recreation of the company town that sprang up in the 1800's producing iron. They have Artisans on site at different times/days, we got there rather early and there was only the gardener, who was a very nice elderly gentleman and was great with the children. All of the buildings were open and children were able to handle some things. We had the place to ourselves and enjoyed it, but recommend visiting when they have events/festivals and most of the Artisans are on duty.
Deep in the Pocomoke Forest....
Dec 06, 2013 by: Tyaskin from Mebane, North Carolina
I remember this site as a teenager growing up a few miles away in the early 70's. There was nothing there but a dirt road off the blacktop that led down into the swamp, surrounded by tall gloomy cypress trees. The only thing visible was the tall brick furnace, which at the time had a fairsized tree growing out of the top. It was not a pleasant place to be by yourself in the evenings when the shadows began to crawl across the swamp.... Okay, now fast forward to the 21st Century, when the furnace has been restored, and a little town has been reconstructed around it, much as it might have been when the furnace was operating back before the Civil War. There is a blacksmith's forge, church, and various other craftsman's shops to show you a little of how the people on the lower Eastern Shore lived "back in the day" There are often at least a couple craftsmen at work. The Interpretive center is very nice, as is the gift shop. The nature trail is also nice, but be sure and bring some bug spray in the summer or the deer flies and mosquitos will carry you away. It's well worth driving off the beaten path a little to get to.
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