Furnace Town Living Heritage Village

 
A field trip to Furnace Town Living Heritage Village takes you back in time to see what life was like in the 1840s. With Nassawango Iron Furnace Site at its center, the village features an historic forge dating back to the early 1800s, a blacksmith shop containing vintage tools, a printing shop, a weave house, a broom house, and an historic fully restored one-room schoolhouse. Demonstrations by artisans such as blacksmiths, spinners, weavers, and woodworkers will give groups a glimpse into the professions of the nineteenth century. Furnace Town Living Heritage Village also offers a variety of demonstrations, classes, and workshops in their Folk School.
 
 
Contact Info
Address: 3816 Old Furnace Road, Snow Hill, MD 21863. Worcester County.
 
Tel: 410-632-2032. 
 
 
 
Hrs: Vary by season.
 
SCHOOLS
Students will experience 19th century living and local heritage on field trips to Furnace Town Living Heritage Village. School tours take students through the village, iron furnace, and main museum building. Tours also take students to the discovery room, where they’ll view nature displays focused on the wildlife that make Nassawango Creek home. Students can also experience a typical school day in the historic one-room schoolhouse, watch as artisans demonstrate early trades using vintage tools, and dig for artifacts such as ceramics and building materials on site. Students can bring lunches for midday lunch breaks in the pavilion. Field trip reservations are usually made several months in advance.
 
Contact Info
Contact: Office, 410-632-2032.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 2nd–6th.
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Students to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone.
 
Food Options: Bring your own, Outdoor seating.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: History, archaeology, pioneers, engineering, architecture, animal science, habitats.
 
SCOUTS
Specific scout badges are available in Archaeology, Metal Work, Gardening, Woodwork, Bird Study, and more. In addition to touring the village and learning about its architecture, scouts can dig for artifacts such as ceramics and building materials on site, watch as carpenters, coopers, and wheelwrights demonstrate early woodworker trades, and see wildlife on a hike of the Paul Leifer Nature Trail (open year-round). Scouts are also welcome to visit Furnace Town Living Heritage Village for festivals and other events. Learn more about programs
 
Contact Info
Contact: Office, 410-632-2032.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: 2nd–6th.
 
Group Size: Varies.
 
Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. 
 
Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. 
 
Recomm. Ratio of Scouts to Staff: Varies.
 
Registration: Phone.
 
Food Options: Bring your own, Outdoor seating.
 
Cost: Fee. 
 
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies, Science.
Topics Covered: History, archaeology, engineering, architecture, nature, animal science, habitats, birds, hiking, art.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Living History Lesson Plan

Two hundred thousand Civil War soldiers were boys no older than 16, and an estimated 300 women were brave enough to disguise themselves as men and fight in the war. The average soldier weighed only 145 pounds due to poor diet, long marches, disease, and tough living, and earned about $15 per month more. ... Continue