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The Village Blacksmith

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 7:00 PM
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Fantastic Hands-on Blacksmithing classes!

My son and I spend three days with George, who has a great experience planned out for beginner... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
Dan M
Colonial metal heat-treating

This show is great for anybody interested in metallurgy. I have both classroom and work experience... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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At the Village Blacksmith you can witness modern artisans forging metal products out of steel. Experience a range of tours from a 20 minute quick tour with forging demo to a 2 hr. Demo with a complimentary wine and beer tasting. (Call ahead to...more
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6641 Gloucester St, VA 23061-5104
+1 804-824-2631
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

My son and I spend three days with George, who has a great experience planned out for beginner blacksmiths - we each really enjoyed the time, which gets you right into blacksmithing - hands on right away. Good for both of us. George is a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

This show is great for anybody interested in metallurgy. I have both classroom and work experience with heat treatment of metals. Naturally, I was interested. I know that different properties can be obtained from the metal based upon the amount of heat and quenching, etc....More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

I recently took the 1-day introductory blacksmithing along with a group of friends. George is an excellent blacksmith and teacher; taking a group with zero experience and guiding us through all the methods, steps, and any mistakes to create a polished finished product. He gives...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Matt V
Reviewed 26 September 2017

I had the pleasure of meeting George during a 1-day class to learn the basics. George is a talented blacksmith who clearly enjoys seeing people learn his craft. He taught us, assisted us, and entertained us. I concur with George that it is some of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Robin M
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

I took the 3 day class had a great time and learned alot. George was very detailed with instruction and was there to help along the way if needed. Learned basics of starting a fire first day then went into basic skills for blacksmuthing. By...More

Date of experience: January 2017
2  Thank KimW3754
Reviewed 21 March 2017

My son recently became interested in blacksmithing, so I enrolled him in the Basic Blacksmithing class for his 17th birthday. George, the owner, is a master blacksmith and an excellent teacher. He is also a very kind and patient person. His course thoroughly covered the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank JHogan9600
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

I visited Mr. George Cramer for his rhree-day Blacksmith class and had an absolute blast. He's a really nice guy and very proficient at what he does. The class was a little relaxed, which allowed me time to applied the skills I learned in a...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Travis H
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My trip to the shop was part of my son's home school field trip. This trip was very informative and very interesting. Mr Cramer keep the kids interest and attention. I think a trip his shop and show room would of interest to any one...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank ruffmm
Reviewed 8 March 2017

I had purchased a wonderful copper tub a few years ago. It needed a repair on the handle. A friend told me about the shop. I was so excited to be able to have it repaired it not only looks original but improved the value...More

Date of experience: July 2016
3  Thank threekittyinn
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Wow, we had a great time. George is a wonderful host. Amazing blacksmithing skills. We highly recommend

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank Shelleybobelly
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