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All of the KCHS Museums are closed for the 2013 season. Thank you very much for visiting our sites. We have left the 2013 material on our web site so that you may see the scope of our offerings. We will post the 2014 schedule of activities and hours in the spring of 2014.

Visit our
Publications Page for our newest publication which describes the various type of rescue craft used at the Eagle harbor Life-Saving Station.

Check the Sites and Museum Schedule page for hours and locations for all 11 KCHS museums for the past 2013 season.

The past 2013 schedule for the Adventures in History Series is still posted to show you the type of programs we offer.

Check this column for current news concerning the Keweenaw County Historical Society.

Eagle Harbor in winter
While all of our sites are closed to visitors winter has visited all of our sites.
Click this link to see a page of photos of how our sites looked on March 3, 2014.

The Bammert Blacksmith Shop
AT Phoenix

lighthouseThe blacksmith shop was an important early Keweenaw industry.


Keweenaw History Museum

The Bammert Blacksmith Shop hosts summer activities, such as this one of horses being shod.

Donated to the Society in 1998 by the grandsons of blacksmith Amos Bammert, the shop was built in the 1880s at the Cliff Mine location and moved to Phoenix in about 1906. Amos, born in 1863, operated the shop until his death in 1940. Blacksmiths were much in demand in the early days of Keweenaw copper mining, as horse-drawn carriages and wagons were the principal means of land transportation until the arrival of the Keweenaw railroad in 1907.

Copper Ingots

Inside the blacksmith shop are displays of many items used by the blacksmith and by people who pioneered the Keweenaw.

In addition to shoeing horses, blacksmiths could repair and make almost anything made of metal. Amos built buggies, sleighs, and wagon wheels in this shop. Many of the tools of the blacksmith trade, including the forge, were left undisturbed in the building when the business was closed. The Society has restored the building's exterior and interior, exhibiting the shop and equipment as they were at the end of the nineteenth century.

Donation requested.

Click here to see a PDF copy of our Bammert Blacksmith Shop pamphlet. Be sure to use your browser's "BACK" button to return to this page after reading the brochure.


Planning your visit

Hours & Admission - The Bammert Blacksmith Shop at Phoenix is open from mid-May to early October. There is no admission fee for this museum.

Location -The Bammert Blacksmith Shop is located just north of Phoenix, along M26. GPS: N 47 23.558 W 88 16.593, Decimal Degrees: 47.392635, -88.27655

Need a map? Feel free to use this Google Map to find the site, get a list of directions, etc. You may wish to use the 'Larger Map' view.


Related Links - You may wish to explore the following sites for additional information on the Bammert Blacksmith Shop.

Wikipedia article about blacksmiths.