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Beckley Furnace Industrial Monument

140 Lower Rd, East Canaan, CT 06024-2623
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An interesting bit of history in a lovely setting

It's a delightful place to stop and take in some of the interesting local history. Picnic tables... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Eaglerock144
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South Salem, New York
A surprising chunk of history

As other reviews note, you can tour this small site and learn from the excellent signage and... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2016
WPHS57
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White Plains, NY
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29 Aug 2016
“An interesting bit of history in a lovely setting”
27 Jun 2016
“A surprising chunk of history”
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140 Lower Rd, East Canaan, CT 06024-2623
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

It's a delightful place to stop and take in some of the interesting local history. Picnic tables are available. Cross the bridge, and you can hike the light-blue-blazed trail up into the hills.

Thank Eaglerock144
Reviewed 27 June 2016

As other reviews note, you can tour this small site and learn from the excellent signage and graphics. One can learn about the remarkable way that people of that earlier era created an industry around iron. Read how they perfected the process of turning ore...More

Thank WPHS57
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The hills of northwestern Connecticut are rich in lime and iron. For this reason, they were the source of cannon for the Revolutionary War and played a major role in the defeat of the British. The remains are inrtact enough to be able to imagine...More

Thank Gerson S
Reviewed 27 September 2013

The Beckely furance is just one furance that once operated in Canaan,CT. This facilty has been beautifuly restored. The other furnaces are gone except for thier foundations. This site sits along the banks of the Blackberry River, A really nice waterfall splashes down just up...More

1  Thank rick g
Reviewed 9 August 2013

We stopped on our way to Stockbridge, MA and enjoyed looking at a remnent of the time when Connecticut was a manufacturing behemoth. Since guides are only available on Saturday, we had to make do with the signs posted around the property. They do give...More

1  Thank Calhu
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I saw the handprinted sign by the road that tours were given on Saturday. The volunteer docent, Dick, was a deep well of information. Although the site is small and can really be 'toured' by just standing and looking at the furnace, the stories he...More

1  Thank Bumpkins
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