Oak Alley Plantation

Blacksmith

   
 
                                       
                                        In observance of Mardi Gras,    
            The historic grounds & exhibits will be closed on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.  
                            We will resume normal business hours on Wednesday. 
                                     Have a happy and safe Mardi Gras. 
 
 
 
 

 

Blacksmith

Blacksmith

An indispensible position on the plantation, blacksmiths no only shod horses but made repairs to the sugar mill and other equipment. Blacksmiths trained at a very young age, apprenticing for a number of years before working independently. Slave owners often hired out their blacksmiths during quite times as a way of making additional money off their work. 

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