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Hear the Hammer of Forging Iron

In the Nineteenth Century, wooden pegs were used for construction because metal products were so expensive. Come see an actual blacksmith in action with this labor intensive artisan industry. Red-hot iron will sizzle in a bucket of water. Before Caledonia was a state park, it was a village ironworks owned by abolitionist Thaddeus Stevens. The Army of Northern Virginia burned Caledonia down on June 26, 1863 on the way to the small town of Gettysburg - a town that until then, few Americans had ever heard of.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at 12:00pm to 3:00pm

Caledonia State Park
101 Pine Grove Road, Fayetteville, PA 17222-8224


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Educational Programs, History



Target Audience

Children, Teachers/Educators, Senior Citizens, Families, Scouts, Teens

Exact Location

Caledonia Blacksmith Shop

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