Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

In association with the Smithsonian Institution

Blacksmithing 101


"History in the Making"

Ever wonder how colonial blacksmiths make the intricate hinges, door handles, hooks, and decorative objects you see everywhere in Historic Moravian Bethlehem? Now is your chance to learn firsthand. Take your experience beyond watching, and get into the soot with the Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites Blacksmithing 101 course. Work directly with one of our professional blacksmiths to hone your skills. The course is designed to grow with the learner. Book your beginners course today and spark a new passion.

Become a member of Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites today and save on your Blacksmithing 101 class!

Pricing is as follows:

Members: $70 per 3 hour course

Non-Members: $80 per 3 hour course

Groups: Book for three people, get the fourth person half price.

Bundles: Purchase 3 classes at once and save!

 Members - $175 (Save $35 per bundle)

 Non-Members - $215 (Save $25 per bundle)

 

Fill out the form below to enroll in the colonial experience of a lifetime!

Know someone who would enjoy the class? Blacksmithing 101 gift certificates are available!

The fun doesn't have to stop after your first class. Contact Keith Sten for more information regarding our advanced classes. To reach him, please call 610-691-6055 or email at ksten@historicbethlehem.org.

Bryce Keba Historic Bethlehem Blacksmith

 

"Learning historic manufacturing techniques was an amazing experience. I would encourage anyone with any interest in history, manufacturing, or engineering/design to take this class." -Zachary Galuppi

"When I saw the little square advertisement in Historic Bethlehem for Blacksmithing 101 lessons I had no idea it would become as engrossing a hobby as I now hold it to be. You get 1-on-1 time with an experienced smithy and private access to a historic forge and workshop, as well as all the materials you could possibly need for the lesson. You won't need to pay a dime more for an exciting afternoon or morning banging hot metal against an anvil in the ways the Founding Fathers did nearly 300 years ago! I couldn't recommend it highly enough. All of the staff is friendly and whatever you imagine the experience will be, the actual thing is even better. I forged a Christmas gift for my mother during my 3rd visit! There is a veritable ocean of knowledge and skill right here in Historic Bethlehem and this is a great opportunity to sample the flavor of it." -Anthony Murphy"The blacksmithing course exceeded my expectation.  I thought that at the most I might be making an S hook, but as it turned out I was taught how to make two, more complicated objects.  I was simply delighted with all that I had learned in such a short time.  The 3 hours were over before I knew it. Ed Land is an amazing professional, with a great knowledge of the blacksmithing skills, a friendly and effective knack for working with novices, and a rich career, filled with many amazing experiences.  I very much enjoyed listening and learning."  -Tom Bross

Pennsylvania Artist-Blacksmiths' Association Meeting at our Blacksmith Shop

Register for Blacksmithing 101

Your completed form will be sent to Michelle, who will respond to set up your class.
  • Please write your availability for class on the days of your choosing. (i.e., "I am available any time after 4pm.")

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