Furnace Town Historic Site

The Furnace Town Foundation provides community and educational programming, sharing the lore of those who worked in service of the Nassawango Iron Furnace, and lived in the Pocomoke Forest.  We steward and interpret the Village of historic buildings, and their collections, to provide connections to and understanding of the past and the natural world.   



With our collection of historic nineteenth-century buildings and artisans' studios, surrounding the Nassawango Iron Furnace, we are a learning center for the study of history, art and nature. We share the lore and legacy of life in the Pocomoke Forest.





We share the stories of Furnace Town and the surrounding Pocomoke Forest so our visitors may strengthen their understanding of the past, to enrich appreciation for the artistic achievement, technological genius, and social and economic contributions of the people that lived and worked here.



Touching the Past


Artisans dressed in period clothing work in and around the historic buildings, using equipment and tools that date to the 1800's. Each artisan describes to visitors the role his or her craft played in the historic community.

The artisans preserve our history and culture in a way that draws people in and gives them a literal way of touching the past. It provides our visitors a direct connection to social values and customs of our ancestors. The artisans and their unique presentation of our cultural heritage helps us better understand previous generations and strengthens the connection to our shared past.