Besaw Iron Furnace Interpretive Center, Franconia

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  • This is the only blast furnace still standing in NH and is a wonderful Franconia landmark. There's a small interpretive center and several placards explaining its history, and an 1889 iron bridge... 
    This is the only blast furnace still standing in NH and is a wonderful Franconia landmark. There's a small interpretive center and several placards explaining its history, and an 1889 iron bridge...  more »
  • Plenty of parking at the side of the road and good interpretive signs explaining what you're seeing. Must have been something back in the day! 
    Plenty of parking at the side of the road and good interpretive signs explaining what you're seeing. Must have been something back in the day!  more »
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  • Very well kept, great information on display at all times. Beautiful view, access to walking trail beyond the old metal bridge and walking path. Also a tiny free library! Wicked cute. Parking for quite a few vehicles if you employ basic consideration and pull in head first. Parking lot has a NH State Historical Marker in the corner, too.
  • Super cool historical spot if you're into black-smithing or metallurgy. You can't walk to the furnace itself (it's on private property) but the interpretive center is great even if they aren't open. Lots of cool stuff from the original operation you can look at including ore carts, samples and other tools

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