Thomas and Simon LeNoir sailed from France to Arichat at the turn of the 19th century. Originally built with stone blocks from Port Hood in 1793 they set up a blacksmith and locksmith business. The ‘Old Forge’ serviced many vessels, fitting and refitting them with chains and anchors.
Restored in 1967 as a museum, the Forge features artifacts from Isle Madame’s past; operated by the Isle Madame Historical Society, it is the focal point of the Arichat Waterfront.
Open June to September, 10:00 to 5:00 daily. Tours guides on site to help you explore local history.