Grafton Forge -- Blacksmith Shop
Situated in the very heart of Grafton Village is its own unique historic Blacksmith Shop.
Owned by the Windham Foundation, and operated by noted blacksmith and educator Adam Howard, the shop's mission is the furtherance of the art of blacksmithing and the sharing of its vital role past and present in the daily life, economy, and community of Grafton and rural Vermont.
The shop is host to visitors from far and near including numerous school groups and others interested in learning about this ancient art and its contemporary applications.
In addition to the highest quality ironware and custom orders produced on-site, the shop also houses a fascinating collection of historic tools, artifacts and contemporary works on a rotating basis.
Workshops, internships, and apprenticeships are available to those interested in a more intensive education.
Watch video of a recent blacksmith workshop.
Tuesday through Sunday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(Closed Mondays and Major Holidays - Open on Columbus Day)
FREE PUBLIC DEMONSTRATIONS
Continuous throughout hours of operation.
All regional school districts are invited to schedule tours for grades kindergarten through grade 12 at Grafton Forge.
Under the direction of Adam Howard, students experience a program tailor-made for their visit and relevant to their curriculum. History, technology, science, rural/village life, art and craft and more are thoroughly covered in a unique and highly interactive forum. Howard is a veteran education and museum professional with more than 30 years experience.
The program is offered to area schools at a low cost, with no district being turned away for want of funds. Please contact the Director today for more details and to book your school visit.
Adam Howard, Director