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Furnace Town Charcoal Making Demonstration

Watch charcoal being made using the same techniques they used at Furnace Town.

Date(s):

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:30 pm

Overview:

We'll fell several hardwood trees, and cut them into billets and lapwood. Then we will build a "pit" and begin the slow process of making charcoal. This is a four day process with most of the hard work done the first day.

Charcoal was the only fuel that could be used successfully in a blast furnace. The site for the Nassawango Iron Furnace was carefully selected because the location provided the necessary natural resources. Abundant bog ore and hardwood forest provided the iron and fuel.

Cost: Regular Admission

Location:

Nassawango Creek Preserve - Furnace Town
Furnace Town
3816 Old Furnace Road
Snow Hill, MD 21863
(410) 632-2032

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