The Temple Glassworks archeological site has been prepared for visitors

Glassworks Day was Saturday, September 28, 2013

12:00 noon – 3:30pm: Shuttle to Trailhead

We will have a shuttle to transport visitors from Temple Town Hall on Route 45 (Temple Center) to the site trailhead.

WEAR RUGGED SHOES! The walk to the Glassworks site is about 2/3 mile from the road. It's nicely cleared and lovely, but rocky and hilly in that typical New Hampshire style. The Glassworks site itself is all uneven surfaces.

Tractor shuttle service to the Glassworks site is available if needed -- Sign up at the Temple Town Hall.

Note: there are no facilites at the Glassworks site. Restrooms are available at the Town Hall.

Limited parking is available at the trailhead. Maps are available at the Town Hall.

1:00 – 4:30pm: Tour & “Mini-Dig”

Dr. David Starbuck of Plymouth State University, co-director of Boston University’s archaeological excavations during the 1970s, and who directed the digs at the Temple Glassworks site will conduct an interactive “mini-dig” at the site, using professional archaeological techniques and tools. This is a great opportunity to learn about the Glassworks, how it was set up and functioned, and how the people who worked there lived. It’s also a fun way to see an archeologist do what he does!

The historic 18th-century Glassworks is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was honored in 2011 by the Preservation Alliance of New Hampshire as one of the 25 greatest preservation projects in the state in the past quarter-century. The site’s importance within the history of American glassmaking is enormous.

The access trail and site are completely cleared and a handsome new gate has been installed at the entrance, and our wonderful designer Rose Lowry has provided signage highlighting major Glassworks features.

The Glassworks Day is for people of all ages. There will be shuttles available for those who do not want to drive to the site. For those driving, the police department has requested that everyone park on the south side of West Road to enable passing traffic to safely drive by.

Artist Concept of Temple Glassworks

Map of Temple Glassworks Site

Chestnut Bottles