Parrott's Blacksmith Shop is an 1850's historical landmark located in the Columbia State Historic Park in Columbia, California. We started as a historical blacksmithing shop and expanded from there.
We are an authentic Gold Rush Shop with a Coal Forge, offering handcrafted gifts, custom orders, blacksmithing demonstrations to school-aged children and we host many school field trips.
We now specialize in all of your custom iron work needs including, forge work, welding, and fabricating yard art, iron gates, heart ♥ horseshoes, stamped horseshoes, dinner bells, steel roses, branding irons, puzzles, picture frames, business card holders, door knockers, horseshoe chairs and custom signs.
ABOUT THE AREA
The Gold Rush to Columbia, California began on March 27, 1850 by a small party of prospectors. News of the discovery spread and they were soon joined by a flood of miners.
Unlike many settlements that have changed with the times, Columbia, California seems to be frozen in the 1800's. Today, Columbia State Historic Park is the best preserved of California gold rush towns.
As a popular destination for school living-history programs, special family gatherings, or a year-round getaway, Columbia State Historic Park offers a unique blend of museums, displays, town tours, live theater plays, shops, restaurants and attractions.
The concessions and businesses in the park close on Thanksgiving and Christmas days, but they are open for every other holiday, weather permitting. You can always walk through the park and there is no charge for admission.