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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark’s New Visitor Center

View of Sloss Furnaces from Entrance Road

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I-20/I-59 Closures

I-20/I-59 in between I-65 and US-280/US-31 will be closing for about 14 months beginning around January, 2019. This may affect travel to and from Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark. Follow these directions for our recommended routes as to avoid the closures:

From North: Take I-65 South to Birmingham. Take exit 262B for Finley Boulevard and take a left onto Finley Boulevard. Take a right onto US-31 S/Carraway Blvd. Take exit for 3rd-4th Avenue South. Take a right onto 25th Street South. Take a right onto 2nd Avenue South. Turn left onto 32nd Street South. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn left into the first gate after crossing the railroad tracks. The gate is in between a parked black locomotive and our spray pond. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center parking lot.

From South: Take I-65 North to Birmingham. Take exit 260B for 3rd Avenue North. Turn right onto 3rd Avenue North. Turn right onto 13th Street North. Turn left onto 1st Avenue North. Take a left onto 2nd Avenue North. Take a left onto 32nd Street North. The entrance gate will be on the right in between our spray pond and a parked black locomotive after you pass underneath the 1st Avenue North viaduct. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center parking lot.

From East: Routes should not be affected.

From West: Take I-20 E/I-59 N to Birmingham. Take exit 124A for I-65 South toward Montgomery. Take exit 259B for 4th Avenue South. Merge onto 4th Avenue South and follow for about 2 miles. Take a left onto 32nd Street South. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn left into the first gate after crossing the railroad tracks. The gate is in between a parked black locomotive and our spray pond. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center parking lot.

For more information please visit 5920bridge.com.

Traveling I-65 South (From Huntsville)

Take I-65 South to Birmingham. Take exit 261B onto I-20 E/I-59 N toward Atlanta/Gadsden. After 1.2 miles, take exit 126A onto US-280 E/US-31 S. After 1.3 miles, take exit for 3rd-4th Avenue South. Take a right onto 25th Street South. Take a right onto 2nd Avenue South. Turn left onto 32nd Street South. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn left into the first gate after crossing the railroad tracks. The gate is in between a parked black locomotive and our spray pond. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center parking lot.

Traveling I-65 North (From Montgomery)

Take I-65 North to Birmingham. Take exit 261B onto 1-20 E/I-59 N toward Atlanta/Gadsden. After 1.2 miles, take exit 126A onto US-280 E/US-31 S. After 1.3 miles, take exit for 3rd-4th Avenue South. Take a right onto 25th Street South. Take a right onto 2nd Avenue South. Turn left onto 32nd Street South. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn left into the first gate after crossing the railroad tracks. The gate is in between a parked black locomotive and our spray pond. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center parking lot.

Traveling I-20/I-59 East (From Tuscaloosa)

Take I-20 E/I-59 N to Birmingham. Take exit 261B onto 1-20 E/I-59 N toward Atlanta/Gadsden. After 1.2 miles, take exit 126A onto US-280 E/US-31 S. After 1.3 miles, take exit for 3rd-4th Avenue South. Take a right onto 25th Street South. Take a right onto 2nd Avenue South. Turn left onto 32nd Street South. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn left into the first gate after crossing the railroad tracks. The gate is in between a parked black locomotive and our spray pond. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center parking lot.

Traveling I-59 South (From Gadsden)

Take I-59 South to Birmingham. Take exit 129 and merge right onto Messer Airport Highway. Travel 2.4 miles and turn onto 33rd Street North. Take a right onto 2nd Avenue North. Take a left onto 32nd Street North. The entrance gate will be on the right in between our spray pond and a parked black locomotive after you pass underneath the 1st Avenue North viaduct. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center parking lot.

Traveling I-20 West (From Anniston)

Take I-20 West to Birmingham. Take exit 130B and turn left onto 1st Avenue South. Follow 1st Avenue South as it merges into 5th Avenue South, then 4th Avenue South, then 3rd Avenue South. Follow 3rd Avenue South for 1.2 miles and turn right onto 32nd Street South. Proceed over the railroad tracks and turn left into the first gate after crossing the railroad tracks. The gate is in between a parked black locomotive and our spray pond. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center parking lot.

Traveling US-280 West (From Auburn)

Take US-280 West to Birmingham. Take exit for US-11 N/1st Avenue North. Take a right onto 1st Avenue North. Take a left onto 34th Street North. Take a left onto 2nd Avenue North. Take a left onto 32nd Street North. The entrance gate will be on the right in between our spray pond and a parked black locomotive after you pass underneath the 1st Avenue North viaduct. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center parking lot.

Alternate Train Crossing Route

The railroad crossing dividing 32nd Street S and 32nd Street N often has trains passing. Please note that 35th Street South has a bridge that crosses over the railroad tracks. Access can be gained at 2nd Ave North (if you are on the north side of the tracks) and 4th Ave South (if you are on the south side of the tracks).

  • If you are stopped on 32nd Street S, on the south side of the tracks, trying to get to Sloss, turn around. Drive down 32nd Street South and take a left onto 4th Avenue South. Take a left onto 35th Street South. Bear left after the bridge to go left on 2nd Avenue North. Take a left onto 32nd Street North.
  • If you are stopped on 32nd Street North, on the north side of the tracks, trying to leave Sloss, turn around. Take a right on 2nd Avenue North. Take a right onto 35th Street South. Go right on 3rd Avenue South to access US-280/Hwy-31.