Be sure to visit our Blacksmith shop which is located adjacent to the Gift Shop and Restaurant. The shop has been remodeled, however the forge is original and is one of the few remaining forges of its type in Louisiana. The blacksmith was an important part of the plantation, and he was always in high demand. The blacksmith kept the horses and mules shod, repaired rims on wagon wheels, and maintained barrel supports. Additionally, he fabricated iron hooks, nails, door and gate hinges, latches, wrought iron gates and fences, and created and maintained tools like farming hoes, shovels, fireplace tools and many everyday use items.