Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop

    Visiting Information

    • 214 1st St.
      Haverhill, Iowa

    • Memorial Day – Labor Day
      Daily: Noon – 4:00 p.m.

      Portions of the Matthew Edel Blacksmith Shop will be closed through July 31 due to repairs.

    • Free Admission

      Group tours welcome. Please schedule in advance with:

      Historical Society of Marshall County
      202 East Church Street
      Marshalltown, IA  50158
      (641) 752-6664
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    A skilled blacksmith and inventor, German immigrant Matthew Edel owned this shop from 1883 until his death in 1940. In 1884, Edel was one of 2,100 blacksmiths in Iowa.

    Today it's rare to find such a complete and original shop open to visitors, kept just as he left it the day he died. See his tools, inventions, and hear stories about blacksmithing in the age before tractors and automobiles.

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