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The Old Blacksmith Shop

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Chicagonative_7 wrote a review Nov 2020
Chicago882 contributions320 helpful votes
Despite seasonal limited hours, we enjoyed our visit to this well preserved smith..... a bit a activity was going on and we glimpsed at the interior. Definitely worth a visit.....
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Date of experience: November 2020
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John M wrote a review Oct 2020
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia6 contributions2 helpful votes
why go to the trouble there is nothing here? boring and nothing to even buy the locals not knowledgeable and for actual smelting of materials for construction or art, they have no idea, a joke.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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MotherOfTwoSons wrote a review Oct 2020
South Holland, IL66 contributions54 helpful votes
We have been coming to Galena every year for over 30 years and finally made it to The Old Blacksmith Shop. They have limited hours and we seldom were able to be in town when they were open. We love living history museums and this one was great! The blacksmith was creating items to be sold in the shop as we watched. He would show us the piece periodically, explaining every part of the process. We were able to give creative feedback and wound up purchasing the piece he made as we watched. There is a small gift shop in back with the pieces they make for sale, as well as other iron pieces made nearby and small Galena souvenirs. They do have a box for a suggested donation to help defray the costs. It was a fun experience and I would definitely return.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from galenahistory, Front Office Manager at The Old Blacksmith Shop
Responded Oct 5, 2020
We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit with out Blacksmiths! We hope you return again, and share with your friends!
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Kimberly W wrote a review Sep 2020
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the 2 gentlemen that were working in here are SO knowledgeable and informative about the shop and company. We bought a little gnome from the shop in the back and got a very cool explanation of how it was made. definitely stop in, there was a boy scout group getting a demo and we listened in a bit and watched - very cool!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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mannys810 wrote a review May 2020
La Mesa, California10 contributions1 helpful vote
The Old Blacksmith Shop is a quaint historical building, relocated across the street from its original location. The workers volunteer their time, and display their skills for visitors to watch. The friendly blacksmiths answer questions as they work. Some of the completed items are available for sale, and are usually stamped Galena. The establishment requests donations in place of a set admission fee. Galena as a whole, and the Shop specifically are worthy of a visit.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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