Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum
3816 Old Furnace Road, Snow Hill, MD, USA
Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum Snow Hill Reviews
Not exciting, but interesting if you can detour this way. May 31, 2010
Furnace Town is what remains of an early 19th century iron smelting company town. The town was built to house the 300+ workers of the Maryland Iron Company. 22 years after its establishment the company went bankrupt and the down was disbanded. A few remained behind to run a boarding house and grist mill.
Today, only the Nassawango Iron Furnace is orginal to the site. Of the former town buildings solely the foundations remain (The buildings were wood and rotted away!). Several period buildings were moved to the site to provide tangible evidence of the past.
History Lesson Over!
My girlfriend and I stopped by Furnace Town since it was an easy detour on the way home. Don't get worried with the directions, you really ARE going to the middle of nowhere!
I'm a history dork and I love to know how things work, so this place was very interesting to me. My girlfriend gave this a 'yeah I'm only here cause you made me' look. There's a nature trail here that I didn't get a chance to see, but it's got a boardwalk through a bald cypress swamp. Maybe cool?
Furnace Town is NOT recommended for little kids with excess energy. There's not a terrible amount of excitement here. A lot of neat information from a mechanical engineering standpoint, but certainly nothing close to Williamsburg.
Note: Lots of bugs. If bugs like to feast on you, a good bug spray is strongly advised!
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