19th Century Christmas Celebration
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

19th Century Christmas Celebration

Join in the festivities on Saturday, December 2 from 1pm-4pm at the Furnace Town Heritage Village 19th Century Christmas Celebration.

Our artisans welcome you to the village as they demonstrate weaving, broom making, spinning, and printing. Vendors will be on hand with homemade soaps, jams & jellies, jewelry, glass blowing demonstrations, and more. There will be a craft table for children to make Christmas ornaments, so you can bring the whole family!

Browse the Furnace Town Gift Shop for a broad selection of treasures made by our artisans. There will also be wreath making, warm cider and hot cocoa, and much more available for purchase.

The Delmarva Ramblers will be on hand playing bluegrass, gospel, traditional Christmas songs and hymns. 

At 3:00pm, our 19th Century Christmas Service will be presented in the Old Nazareth Church by Rev. David Herr from the Snow Hill Ministerial Association. 

Admission to the event is FREE, although donations to Furnace Town will be accepted. call us at (410) 632-2032.

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Ghosts of Furnace Town
Oct
28
5:30 PM17:30

Ghosts of Furnace Town

Spend a spooky night at Furnace Town on Saturday, October 28th.

Listen to ghost stories about Furnace Town and the Pocomoke Forest in the historic Old Nazareth Church – the same church from the Heavy Bible story. Stay a little longer and join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a paranormal investigation of Furnace Town. Purchase tickets for Ghost Stories at Furnace Town and purchase tickets for the Ghost Hunt with Chesapeake Ghost Tours at www.chesapeakeghostwalks.com.

Ghost Stories are from 5:30PM to 6:30PM. The paranormal investigation starts at 7:00PM. Tickets for the Ghost Stories are $10, and tickets for the paranormal investigation are $25. Call Furnace Town at (410) 632-2032 for more information.

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Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill. 

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest. 

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

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Folk School: Weaving Class
Sep
23
10:30 AM10:30

Folk School: Weaving Class

Experience the traditional art of weaving in our Introduction to Weaving Class. This four hour course will cover all the basics of weaving. You’ll learn how to plan a project, read a draft, choose appropriate materials, and finish your project.

All participants will make their own penny rug to take home. No prior skills required.

Instructor: Grace Tartaglia
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 16 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided

Fee: $35 Adult/Member $25

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Guided Tour
Sep
23
10:30 AM10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and tour our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Regular Admission

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Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill. 

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest. 

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: $25/pp

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Folk School: Broom Making Class
Sep
16
10:30 AM10:30

Folk School: Broom Making Class

Discover the art and beauty of hand-made brooms! At this introductory hand-on workshop, we’ll guide you through the history, techniques, tools and equipment of broom making. You’ll learn the interesting history of our broom house and its collection of nineteenth-century broom making equipment.

No experience necessary and everyone will leave the class with a completed broom or brush. You will gain knowledge and confidence to explore the world of hand-crafted brooms. Please wear closed toe shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Ann Smith
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 8 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $35/Member $25

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Flames at the Furnace
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Flames at the Furnace

Join us at our Flames at the Furnace Fundraiser BBQ!

Furnace Town hosts its 4th annual fundraising barbecue (21 and over) “Flames at the Furnace” on Saturday September 9 from 6pm-8pm. There will be delicious barbecue along with local craft beer and wine. Bring plenty of quarters for our quarter auction!

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at Furnace Town and are on sale now. Your support at Flames at the Furnace helps us preserve our cultural heritage for future generations.

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Folk School: Printing Class
Sep
9
10:30 AM10:30

Folk School: Printing Class

In this hands-on class you’ll explore the lost art of letterpress printing and hand-typesetting, including type composition, mixing ink, press setup, paper selection, and various printing techniques. We’ll introduce you to this tactile process and you’ll work on antique equipment in our village print shop. Discover the ways that letterpress can add texture, text, and a new dimension to your print and book works.

No experience necessary. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy and wear closed toed shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Richard Prout
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 8 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $35/Member $25

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Folk School: Archaeology Dig
Sep
9
10:30 AM10:30

Folk School: Archaeology Dig

Discover the rich history of Furnace Town on a public archaeology dig. We have several sites that still provide clues to what life was like at Furnace Town over 170 years ago. Pottery, pieces of glass bottles, nails, charcoal, slag, and more are waiting to be found!

We can accommodate up to eight people ages 8 and above.

Materials: Included
Instructor: Patrick Rofe
Cost: $15/pp

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Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill. 

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest. 

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: $25/pp

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Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Country, Brew & BBQ
Aug
27
4:00 PM16:00

Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Country, Brew & BBQ

Last chance for Bluegrass, Country, Brew & BBQ.

The final performance of the Americana Music Series will feature musicians Dan Caton, Keagan Justice, Mickey Justice, Jon Simmons, and Todd Smith.

Get ready to have a rip roaring good time as they cross genres of Western Swing, Swing standards, blues and more. Don’t miss it. 

Enjoy cold crisp local craft brew provided by Fin City Brewing Co. and hot delicious BBQ from Backyard Louie's available for purchase while you watch the show.

Sunday, August 27 from 5pm-7pm; doors open 4pm
Adults: $10
Members & Children (under 16): $5.00

Ample parking is available across from Furnace Town. Please take the walkway from the parking lot to the Visitor Center and on to the show.

Your support is vital to keeping history alive at Furnace Town, a 19th century historic village set in the beautiful Pocomoke Forest. 

We'll see you August 27th!

For directions click HERE.

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Folk School: Weaving Class
Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

Folk School: Weaving Class

Experience the traditional art of weaving in our Introduction to Weaving Class. This four hour course will cover all the basics of weaving. You’ll learn how to plan a project, read a draft, choose appropriate materials, and finish your project.

All participants will make their own penny rug to take home. No prior skills required.

Instructor: Grace Tartaglia
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 16 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided

Cost: $35/Member $25

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Guided Tour
Aug
26
10:30 AM10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and tour our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Regular Admission

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Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Aug
25
8:00 PM20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill. 

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest. 

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: $25/pp

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Storytelling in the Schoolhouse
Aug
19
10:30 AM10:30

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse

Bring the family to Furnace Town and take a seat in the Mt. Zion One-room Schoolhouse for children’s storytelling time. We’ll tell a children’s story, share the history of Furnace Town and talk about what life was like for children in the nineteenth century.

10:30am – Noon
Ages: 3 and up
Cost: Regular Admission

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Folk School: Printing Class
Aug
12
10:30 AM10:30

Folk School: Printing Class

In this hands-on class you’ll explore the lost art of letterpress printing and hand-typesetting, including type composition, mixing ink, press setup, paper selection, and various printing techniques. We’ll introduce you to this tactile process and you’ll work on antique equipment in our village print shop. Discover the ways that letterpress can add texture, text, and a new dimension to your print and book works.

No experience necessary. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy and wear closed toed shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Richard Prout
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 8 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $35/Member $25

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Folk School: Archaeology Dig
Aug
12
10:30 AM10:30

Folk School: Archaeology Dig

Discover the rich history of Furnace Town on a public archaeology dig. We have several sites that still provide clues to what life was like at Furnace Town over 170 years ago. Pottery, pieces of glass bottles, nails, charcoal, slag, and more are waiting to be found!

We can accommodate up to eight people ages 8 and above.

Materials: Included
Instructor: Patrick Rofe
Cost: $15/pp

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Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Aug
11
8:00 PM20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill. 

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest. 

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: $25/pp

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Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Celtic, Brew & BBQ
Aug
6
4:00 PM16:00

Americana Music Series: Bluegrass, Celtic, Brew & BBQ

The third performance of the Americana Music Series will take you on an adventure from the musical halls of Belfast, Ireland to the mountains of Appalachia.

Join Keagan Justice, Mickey Justice, Dave Kohut, and Mike O’Laughlin, The Fellow Travelers, on a journey as they explore the musical bridge between the British Isles and Appalachia. 

Enjoy cold crisp local craft brew provided by Third Wave Brewery and hot delicious BBQ from Backyard Louie's available for purchase while you watch the show. 

Sunday, August 6 from 5pm-7pm; doors open 4pm.
Adults: $10
Members & Children (under 16): $5.00

Ample parking is available across from Furnace Town. Please take the walkway from the parking lot to the Visitor Center and on to the show.

Your support is vital to keeping history alive at Furnace Town, a 19th century historic village set in the beautiful Pocomoke Forest. 

We'll see you August 6th!

For directions click HERE.

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Folk School: Broom Making Class
Aug
5
10:30 AM10:30

Folk School: Broom Making Class

Discover the art and beauty of hand-made brooms! At this introductory hand-on workshop, we’ll guide you through the history, techniques, tools and equipment of broom making. You’ll learn the interesting history of our broom house and its collection of nineteenth-century broom making equipment.

No experience necessary and everyone will leave the class with a completed broom or brush. You will gain knowledge and confidence to explore the world of hand-crafted brooms. Please wear closed toe shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Ann Smith
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 16 and up
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $35/Member $25

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Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Jul
28
8:00 PM20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill.

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest.

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: $25/pp

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Folk School: Weaving Class
Jul
22
10:30 AM10:30

Folk School: Weaving Class

Experience the traditional art of weaving in our Introduction to Weaving Class. This four hour course will cover all the basics of weaving. You’ll learn how to plan a project, read a draft, choose appropriate materials, and finish your project.

All participants will make their own penny rug to take home. No prior skills required.

Instructor: Grace Tartaglia
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm

Age: 16 and up
Class Size: 6
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $35/Member $25

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Guided Tour
Jul
22
10:30 AM10:30

Guided Tour

Take a guided tour of Furnace Town and step back in time. We’ll share the history of the village and tour our unique collection of nineteenth century buildings. You’ll meet our artisans, and learn the story of the people that lived and worked at Furnace Town - and hear a ghost story or two.

10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: Regular Admission

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Jul
21
to Jul 23

Civil War Encampment - CANCELLED

CANCELLED

Step back in time and experience the sights and sounds of a Civil War Encampment at Furnace Town. The Sons of Confederate Veterans and soldier re-enactors will set up camp in the village the weekend of July 21-23. 
 
You can walk through the soldier’s campsites and see soldiers readying for battle. You’ll see what life was like for a soldier with cooking demonstrations, soldiers mustering and drills, and you’ll learn about the Civil War and the role the Eastern Shore of Maryland played in the war.
 
Visitors can also tour our historic nineteenth-century village with its collection of nineteenth-century buildings and authentic artifacts, or stop and visit with our artisans in the in the blacksmith shop, broom house, weave house, spin house, schoolhouse, print shop, and woodshop.
 
Purchase handmade goods from our artisans and merchants in the Gift Shop. Choose from soaps, brooms, rugs, jams, honey, toys, and gifts.
 
Admission: $10
Children (under 16): $5

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Storytelling in the Schoolhouse
Jul
15
10:30 AM10:30

Storytelling in the Schoolhouse

Bring the family to Furnace Town and take a seat in the Mt. Zion One-room Schoolhouse for children’s storytelling time. We’ll tell a children’s story, share the history of Furnace Town and talk about what life was like for children in the nineteenth century.

10:30am – Noon
Ages: 3 and up
Cost: Regular Admission

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Chesapeake Ghost Walk
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

Chesapeake Ghost Walk

Join Chesapeake Ghost Tours for a 1.5 hour paranormal investigation at Furnace Town in Snow Hill.

You’ll tour our restored historic buildings all of which have had paranormal activity around them for years. Group will be able to enter the old Church – home of the “Heavy Bible” and also investigate around the old iron furnace, but the highlight will be walking into the secluded (and haunted) Pocomoke Forest.

Sightings of Sampson Harmon, a free Black man who worked at the iron furnace and lived in the forest with his cats until he was 104 years old have been known to occur. Some people catch a glimpse of his cat. Harmon is one of over a dozen legendary spirits said to haunt the Pocomoke Forest.

This forest has a 200 year legacy of of being haunted, and it is by far, the most haunted forest in Maryland.

Cost: Adult $22/Child $15 (8-12)

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Folk School: Printing Class
Jul
8
10:30 AM10:30

Folk School: Printing Class

In this hands-on class you’ll explore the lost art of letterpress printing and hand-typesetting, including type composition, mixing ink, press setup, paper selection, and various printing techniques. We’ll introduce you to this tactile process and you’ll work on antique equipment in our village print shop. Discover the ways that letterpress can add texture, text, and a new dimension to your print and book works.

No experience necessary. Please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting messy and wear closed toed shoes. All equipment is provided.

Instructor: Richard Prout
Time: 10:30am – 2:30pm
Age: 16 and up
Difficulty: Beginner
Materials: Provided
Fee: $50

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