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The Old Blacksmith Shop, Galena

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  • 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.....  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Rich and the other staff members were very welcoming and helpful. They were happy to answer our questions and show us around. My husband had a wonderful experience learning some tricks of the trade from Rich. We will definitely come back if ever in Galena again :)
  • Really liked hearing the back story from the employee here and watching them work. Wish the store had more items
  • Very interesting visit. Not only is it an authentic blacksmith shop, the staff are knowledgeable, talented, and friendly. We stopped in for a short visit and were so captivated that we stayed for more than two hours. I highly recommend putting the Old Blacksmith Shop on your to-do list when visiting Galena.
  • This is a great place to be if you want to learn about woodworking, blacksmithy, and wielding. Everyone in there is nice polite and will teach if you ask
  • Worth every minute. Listening to the history of the shop while watching a blacksmith at work.

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