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Thursday, February 2, 2023

Fort King to host groundbreaking ceremony for blacksmith shop

The Fort King National Historic Landmark, in coordination with the Fort King Heritage Foundation and Dinkins Construction, will host a groundbreaking ceremony next week for the construction of a blacksmith shop.

The ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 9 at the Fort King National Historic Landmark, which is located at 3925 E Fort King Street.

Once construction is completed, the blacksmith shop will serve to educate and demonstrate the history of blacksmithing and the importance it played in the history of the fort, according to the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit the Ocala Recreation and Parks Department webpage or call  352-368-5517.