Saugus Iron Works Grand Reopening

After being closed for a year and a half for renovations, the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site celebrated its reopening with a two-day event: Friday, May 16, and Saturday, May 17.

Photographs were taken on both days. They do not come close to showing the entire site or all the improvements that have been made. If you've never toured the Iron Works National Historic Site, you should plan on making a visit.

Looking at the new wheelchair and carriage accessible path.

The Slitting Mill.

Looking across the lawn at the Iron Works House and the Museum Building.

An unusual view of the Blast Furnace.

The Slitting Mill and surrounding area.

Announcing the speakers.

The crowd gathers for the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Four symbolic ribbons.

Viewing the crowd.

The Blast Furnace.

Viewing the canopies.

A channel flowing past the Forge.

Looking down at the dock.

The Forge.

The dock and the river.

Looking past the Forge and the dock down the Saugus River.

Looking up the Saugus River towards Prankers Pond.

Detail of one of the Forges waterwheels.

Looking past the Blast Furnace at the Forge.

"New Pathways to History" poster.