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The Old Blacksmith Shop

245 Commerce St, Galena, IL 61036

Historic Sites

Enjoy watching the sparks fly at the Old Blacksmith Shop!

Founded over 100 years ago, the Old Blacksmith Shop is operated by volunteer blacksmiths. The authentic 1897 blacksmith shop showcases working forges, historic tools and equipment. The blacksmiths operate two historic forges and there is no limit to the talent you'll find here! The gift shop is well-stocked with Galena-forged items made by our blacksmiths.

What's happening nearby...

Live @ The Plaza Events

Green Street Plaza •  May 30 @ 5PM

Visit the Plaza to enjoy live music, food trucks, and community!

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2024 Galena Pride Picnic

Grant Park •  Jun 08 @ 12noon

Celebrate diversity, love, and unity at Galena's annual Pride Picnic, organized by the Galena Public Library!

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Great Galena Balloon Race

Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa •  Jun 21 – Jun 23 @ 5PM

Hot Air Balloon Race and Festival in Galena!

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