The Blacksmith was a very important member of the early American town.  Blacksmiths created many of the tools needed for the farmer and tradesman, made shoes for horses and mules, created spikes for the Railroad, and many other implements.  The Blacksmith Shop at the Living Farm Heritage Museum is a working shop; providing classes for those interested in learning the art of the Blacksmith.  Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced classes are available.  Click the button for access to class schedule and registration through the Howard County Parks and Recreation event website.

Have you caught the blacksmithing bug?  For anyone who’s taken our beginner or intermediate level blacksmithing classes and wants more time to work on  self-paced projects, the Museum now provides open forge time. 

Book time on a forge at 2-hour increments through the button below and create your next  metal masterpiece!


Forge tools will be provided by the museum, but any project material/metal should be brought with the blacksmith.


Click the "Options" button to see all that comes with each service.

Metal Work

12985 Frederick Road

West Friendship, Maryland 21794

Tel: 410-489-2345

Park/Trails Open Daily

Dusk - Dawn

Tours by Appointment

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