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Charcoal Burn

On Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, at the Blacksmith shop, Greenwood Furnace State Park and many volunteers will recreate the "lost art" of turning wood into charcoal, just as the furnace colliers did over a century ago. The continuous demonstration will begin Saturday morning at 9:30 am with preparation of the hearth, stacking of the wood, and covering the pit with leaves and dirt. The lighting off of the pit will take place about 11:00 am. The pit will burn continuously into Sunday afternoon, and will end with raking the coal out on Sunday afternoon beginning at 1:00 pm. Throughout the burn, "colliers" will be available to talk about the process while tending the pit.

Dates: 07/20/2019 - 07/21/2019
Start Time: 9:30 am
Location: Greenwood Furnace State Park
Address: 15795 Greenwood Rd, Huntingdon, PA, 16652 (map)
Phone: 8146671800
Email: [email protected]
Occurs: July 20th to July 21st 2019 at 9:30 am

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