Catoctin Furnace

In operation from 1776 to 1905, founders, miners, clerks, charcoal makers, storekeepers, teamsters and others came together under the iron master's supervision. Trails to furnace. A National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.
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In operation from 1776 to 1905, founders, miners, clerks, charcoal makers, storekeepers, teamsters and others came together under the iron master's supervision. Trails to furnace. A National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.

Hours

Dawn-Dusk.

Location

Cunningham Falls State Park
Thurmont MD 21788
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  • Free Parking
  • Green Property
  • Pet-Friendly
Rated 3 by FF13

September 20, 2020

FF13

An Interesting Bit of History in Frederick

This location provides a look into an interesting bit of history that goes back to the revolution. You can see the remains of the main house and the furnace where ammunition was produced for the war...

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Rated 3 by jaimeelsabio

July 01, 2020

jaimeelsabio

Worth a short visit

After visiting Cunningham Falls, we saw the sign and decided to take the detour. It was built in 1776 and was the first iron furnace in Frederick County. It furnished 100 tons of shells used at the...

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Rated 4 by S1949ZScarolb

August 18, 2019

S1949ZScarolb

Little piece of history

This is down the street from the Wildlife Preserve, worth stopping by if you are in the area for a quick piece of history. There are also hiking trails.

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