Katahdin Iron Works State Historic Site

Katahdin Iron Works State Historic Site


Location:5 miles north of Brownville Junction on ME 11, then 6 miles on gravel road.
Special Features:Site of a once-thriving iron works (built in 1843) that produced nearly 2,000 tons of raw iron annually for half a century. A blast furnace (originally there were 16) and charcoal kiln are all that remain of the iron works. Two National Natural Landmarks are located nearby: Gulf Hagas, a 3-mile-long gorge that is part of the Appalachain Trail, and The Hermitage, a 35-acre preserve with some of Maine's oldest white pines. Site is open Memorial Day-Labor Day.
Address:c/o Bureau of Parks & Lands
106 Hogan Rd
Bangor, ME 04401

Phone:207-941-4014
Web: www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/db_search
Size: 23 acres.

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