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 4 by podrozniczka60

August 20, 2021


Great local historical attraction

We explored the area with pleasure and interest. We walked the African American Cemetery Trail and visited the village and Catoctin Furnace. The parking was free and easy. We found all the...

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Rated 3 by Prawet J

November 12, 2020

Prawet J

Another piece of history in the area

This is an interesting piece of history in Frederick County. Catoctin Furnace was built in 1774 to make ammunition for the American Revolutionary War. It is located on Rt. 15 (but on Foxville Rd...

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Rated 3 by FF13

September 20, 2020


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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