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Old Blacksmith Shop

  • 245 N. Commerce St.
  • Galena
  • Industrial Site/Mill/Factory

Fodor's Review

During Galena's 19th century growth, the town boasted upwards of three dozen working blacksmiths who busied themselves making shoes for the region's many horses. While there are barely a handful now, you can peek back into that heyday history at this 1897 blacksmith shop, which hosts demonstrations of the authentic early 20th-century tools that are on display.

Sight Information

Address:

245 N. Commerce St., Galena, 61036, United States

Phone:

815-777-1893

Sight Details:

  • Donations accepted
  • May-Oct. Fri.-Mon. 10-4.

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