Tools for Survival: Ironworks on the Saugus

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The National Park Service & The Partnership of the Historic Bostons
Ever wonder how early English settlers obtained the tools needed to survive in their new environment? Archaeologists have uncovered industrial sites in both England and America that shed light on work and survival in New England. Tour the reconstructed seventeenth century Iron Works with Park Ranger Krystal Vezina, followed by a presentation by Neil Wright, author of several books on industrial archaeology of England. Hear Neil Wright speak on the events in old Boston which led to industries like the Saugus Iron Works being established here in the young Massachusetts Bay Colony. The presentation will be followed by a short question and answer session with Neil and Park Ranger Curtis White.

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Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, 244 Central Street, Saugus, MA, 01906

Driving Directions: 

I-95 to Exit 43 (Walnut St). Drive east towards Lynn and follow the brown National Park Service signs for 3.5 mi to Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.