Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, Snow Hill
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
The Old Furnace Town Heritage Museum is an outdoor museum near Snow Hill, Maryland that uses a living history format with live demonstrations to re-create a vanished 19th-century community. The museum contains various historic buildings, including most importantly the Nassawango Iron Furnace, an early 19th-century brick blast furnace that was used to smelt bog iron ore to make pig iron. Other buildings, all of which have been moved to the site, include a church, a store, and several houses, one of which is used as an information center.R. Frank Jones MuseumThis building was Initially constructed in 1869 and moved to the Furnace Town Village in 1977. The museum contains exhibits on the history of the local area and processing of pig iron.Plan to visit Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Snow Hill attractions using our Snow Hill tour planner.
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Spent a cloudy day touring this facility. Had a great time. The blacksmith and weaver were both on sight. Schoolhouse was very interesting.
In route from the Maryland part of Assateague to the Virginia part and a stay in Chincoteague, we drove down U.S. Route 113 (Beach to Bay Indian Trail) that passes through a number of historic old tow... read more »
The blacksmith shop is a real treat and there are several other working exhibits to see and talk with.
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