Please visit us at our new TRANSITION Visitor Center located at the back (north) end of the parking lot.

Workshop: Traditional Blacksmithing Skills I

Traditional Blacksmithing Skills I

Geared for beginners with little or no metal-working experience, this skills-oriented blacksmithing class will teach students about fire, shop safety, tools, equipment and basic forging skills, including drawing out, twisting, forge welding, punching and scroll work. Students will finish a few small items that they will be able to take home.

Participants must wear cotton or wool clothing (no synthetic materials) and closed-toe shoes. Students also must bring their own eye and ear protection. Costs of materials are included in the cost of class. All blacksmithing classes are a single 7-hour class with a lunch break. You are welcome to bring your lunch or come and go as you please within your 7-hour class period.

Fall 2019 Dates:

  • September 7, 2019
  • October 5, 2019
  • November 2, 2019

Times: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Blacksmith Shop (Meet at GRHP Visitor Center)
Instructors: Caitlen Hill, 1890s Site Lead and Blacksmith
Cost: $150
Number of participants: Maximum: 4
Restrictions: Ages 17 and up

RSVP by calling 281-343-0218 x220 or emailing