Parrott's Blacksmith Shop

Parrott's Blacksmith Shop

Main Street
Columbia, California 95310
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Local Phone: (209) 532-4474

Working blacksmith shop in Columbia State Historic Park offers educational and entertaining demonstrations in horseshoeing, wagon wheel repair, pick and tool sharpening and manufacture of dinner triangles and other items sold as souvenirs.

Open weekends; call ahead for other hours. Visitors with leashed dogs welcome. Private demonstrations available for school groups.

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Columbia State Historic Park is the kind of place where lasting family memories are made. Come in summer or during a special-event weekend, and you'll encounter rumbling stagecoaches, itinerant musicians, bonneted ladies in sweeping skirts and black-hatted characters who could go mano a mano with John Wayne. For city kids who have never before dipped candles, panned for gold or dressed up in 19th-century costume to have a portrait made, this Gold Rush town that never died can be as much fun as Disneyland (well, almost). more »
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