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Dover-Foxcroft Historical society
Preserving the rich heritage of Dover and Foxcroft, Maine

Welcome to the Blacksmith Shop Museum

Blacksmith Shop Museum

The Blacksmith Shop Museum was originally built in 1863 by Nicholas A. Chandler who bred and trained horses.  The little shop proved popular with local farmers and was kept busy during the Civil War.  Eventually, Chandler's sister inherited the shop which was then operated by her husband, Henry Parsons, until 1905.  Over the years the building was enlarged slightly and on the chimney of the forge there is a visible line testifying to the expansion.

The museum retains much of its original equipment including forge, ox-lifter, anvil and other tools.  In addition, the museum has a collection of agricultural and rural tools and material.

The Blacksmith Shop Museum is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Inside the Blacksmith Shop Museum 

The Blacksmith Shop Museum is located at 100 Dawes Road, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine.

Summer Hours for 2009
We are usually open every day from May through October.


For More Information, contact
David Lockwood, Curator
Phone:  (207) 564-8618


We are proud of our museum and our collection of historical artifacts, but our museum is best seen in person, so stop on by!

Inside the Blacksmith Shop Museum

Inside the Blacksmith Shop Museum

The Ox-Lifter at the Blacksmith Museum

Interior of Blacksmith Shop Museum 

Interior of Blacksmith Shop Museum 

Interior of Blacksmith Shop Museum 

Interior of Blacksmith Shop Museum