In operation from 1776 to 1905, founders, miners, clerks, charcoal makers, storekeepers, teamsters and others came together under the iron master's supervision. Visit The Catoctin Furnace African-American Cemetery Interpretive Trail and learn about the lives of those who worked the furnace. A National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site. .
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12525 Catoctin Furnace Rd
Catoctin Furnace Rd, Rt 806
Thurmont, MD
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Rated 5 by 703BillB703

February 01, 2023


Well preserved 18th century village parallel to a busy US highway

Cotoctin Furnace is a well-preserved 18th-century village just out of earshot of 21st-century traffic on busy US 15 south of Thurmont. Over a half dozen of the original stone and log buildings are...

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Rated 5 by chrismB6986BT

September 10, 2022



This is a very cool piece of history! We came in on this, by accident. We were on a trail from another area and saw a trail marked 'furnace'. So, we took it. You can actually go inside most of...

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Rated 4 by susanaU3607QC

September 10, 2022


Educational, thought provoking history

Much earlier reviews say its not worth a visit, but we spent over an hour here and still did not see everything. Very good interpretive signage, well maintained gravel trail. If I ever get a chance...

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