The Museum is now open Friday-Sunday, plus Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, Jan. 18), from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. with enhanced health and safety protocols. Learn More

Open Today 10 am – 5 pm Directions & Parking
Buy Tickets
Blacksmith Aislinn Lewis
Fred Blystone

As part of the Museum’s Artisan Field Trip series, featuring interviews with living history artisans and makers as they demonstrate their Revolutionary-era crafts, Aislinn Lewis joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss and demonstrate her work and use of historical techniques as a blacksmith, who forges iron, using tools to hammer, bend, and cut. Plus, don’t miss a special behind-the-scenes look of Lewis’ shop.

Lewis is a Journeyman Blacksmith at Colonial Williamsburg’s Anderson Blacksmith Shop. Read more about Lewis and Colonial Williamsburg’s blacksmiths in a 2017 story from The House & Home Magazine.

Want to learn more about historic 18th-century artisan trades? Check out more of the Museum’s Artisan Field Trip interviews, including with joiner Brian McDonald and bookbinder Paul McClintock, as well as our Artisans and Makers Discovery Cart.

Learn More

Image 040920 Brian Mcdonald Artisan Field Trip Moaroccupy Carpenteratcarpentershall 28sept2019 2
 

Artisan Field Trip with Joiner Brian McDonald

Joiner Brian McDonald joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss his carpentry work.
Read More
Paul McClintock, Bookbinder
 

Artisan Field Trip with Bookbinder Paul McClintock

Paul McClintock joins Museum Gallery Interpretation Manager Tyler Putman to discuss his work as a bookbinder using historical techniques.
Read More
Image 040720 Artisans Makers Discovery Cart Img 9439
 

Artisans and Makers Discovery Cart

Learn more about tools used by artisans and makers working in specialized, skilled trades during the Revolutionary era.
Read More