Furnace Town Living Heritage Village was a bustling community of 300 residents from 1830-50. Furnace Town smelted bog ore into iron and sold the iron ingots and castings to businesses in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York.
Today Furnace Town is a living history museum with a collection of historic buildings that recreate a small village. Artisans in period dress demonstrate the crafts and trades of the nineteenth century in our historic buildings. We have a blacksmith, broom maker, gardener, printer, schoolteacher, spinner, weaver, and wood worker.
Nestled in the Pocomoke Forest, Furnace Town is a beautiful place to have your rustic wedding. You may have your ceremony in the Old Nazareth Church, built in 1874; or at the base of the Nassawango Iron Furnace on our newly built stage; or celebrate your vows in the center of the village under our natural rustic trellis.
The bridal party can get ready for the ceremony on site and may use a room in the visitor center, or for more privacy use our 18th-century Harrison House that we use for spinning demonstrations and which sits right next to the visitor center.
After your ceremony you may use our furnace or any of our historic buildings for your photo shoot. We have a blacksmith shop, broom house, garden shed, museum, one-room schoolhouse, print shop, spin house, weave house, and wood shop.
During your reception your guests will gather under our covered pavilion and sit at our rustic picnic tables, or use our round tables. There is a dance floor adjacent to the pavilion, and a bar fits nicely between the pavilion and dance floor. Caterers have easy access to the facility and can set-up next to the pavilion.
We offer a clean and well maintained visitor center with seven rest rooms for use during your wedding. Staff is on hand to maintain the facility throughout your celebration. Our large parking area is just a short walk to the visitor center.
We look forward to hearing from you. Let us know how we can make your wedding exceptional!
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User5593178 · 2+ years ago
Furnace Town is beautiful and there's so many options as a venue and It's one of the best values for your money. It's great if you're looking for something different then the everyday wedding venues in the area.Sent on 05/29/2016
User3761306 · 2+ years ago
This is a great venue. Our guests loved it! It is beautiful and reasonably priced. It makes a great rustic chic wedding. We only held our reception here but the site also has a small church and plenty of space by it's spectacular furnace to set up for a ceremony. The only downfall is that it is almost entirely volunteer run which can sometimes make it difficult to get in touch with them since many of the staff are part-time and they have limited hours. Additionally because they are a mostly volunteer run non-profit, they can't provide staff to assist with set-up, planning or day of coordination. So couples interested in this site would just need to be prepared to take on these tasks themselves. However, the event staff there are extremely nice and helpful and will do their best to make your wedding special. A few of the volunteers did go out of their way to help us set up and clean up. They also allowed us to use their lights and bales of straw for decoration free of charge. They were also very accommodating with our set up and clean up. They allowed us to set up the day before and clean up the day after.... which many venues do not allow. Also if you choose this site, your money goes to helping preserve a non-profit historical site and nature preserve rather than some corporate hotel. We can't wait to go back and visit!Sent on 10/01/2014