Over several years of excavation the site of the original Blacksmith Shop was unearthed at Mt. Vernon and as of 2009 a working blacksmith shop is now in operation. The Mt. Vernon accounts list several transactions related to the smithy, including making horseshoes, plows, axes, keys, gun repair, etc. Today all of the forge items needed to keep Mt. Vernon in good repair are crafted by the Master Blacksmith in this recreated shop.