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Webb Brothers Black Smith Shop

585 Parley St, Nauvoo, IL 62354

Historic Sites

At the Webb Brothers Blacksmith shop, you will learn how wagon wheels were constructed and see the blazing forge where the blacksmith makes horseshoes.

The Webb's worked in partnership with wainwrights and wheelwrights in their shop to assemble wagons for the Mormon Exodus. In 1846, this shop was a hub of activity building some 2,500 wagons for families preparing to move west. Everyone who visits receives a souvenir "prairie diamond" ring made from a horseshoe nail.

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  • Mon: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Tue: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Wed: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sat: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sun: 12:30pm – 5:00pm

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