Sloss Furnaces is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. For over 90 years, Sloss Furnaces was essential to making iron. It was here that men turned limestone, coal and iron ore into pig iron; utilizing a pair of large blast furnaces. Instead of tearing down this essential piece of Birmingham history, "Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark is currently the only twentieth-century blast furnace in the nation being preserved and interpreted as an industrial museum."
Visitors can take a self-guided tour through this amazing industrial site. Time has stood still here and the photography opportunities abound.
I wouldn't recommend this tour for very young children (inherent dangers abound) and the site is not stroller-friendly. Ask for the fun Scavenger Hunt sheet available at the Visitor Center. Leashed pets are welcome. Tours are free!
Tuesday-Saturday 10AM - 4PM
Sunday Noon - 4PM
* Sloss Furnaces does close periodically for special events. Check Website for these dates.
20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL