A National Historic Landmark

SELF-GUIDED AND GUIDED TOURS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark is open to the public for guided and self-guided tours, Tuesday-Saturday at 10am and 2pm. Pre-registration required. Closed Sunday/Monday. Masks (children over 2) and all COVID safety guidelines strictly followed. For additional information or to book a tour, please contact Ty Malugani at 205-254-2245 or tyler.malugani@birminghamal.gov.

Private tours available upon request.

Want to learn about Sloss Furnaces from home? Take a Virtual Tour or check out our Parent Packet filled with educational readings, discussion questions, and activities that you can do at home!

     

A lot more than iron flowed from those furnaces.

Our whole culture did. Our whole way of life.

Sloss Furnaces was once the largest manufacturer of pig iron in the world. It stands today just as it did in the late 19th century — a monument to the Industrial Revolution. With its web of pipes and towering stoves, this unique National Historic Landmark provides visitors a glimpse into Birmingham’s rich industrial heritage. It stands with pride and is a symbol of where the “Magic” began for Birmingham.

Sloss Furnaces operated from 1882-1970 making it the longest continually running blast furnace in Birmingham’s history. We invite you to come visit and learn about the materials, the process, the products, and the people who ran the furnaces and built this city.

While you are here, please do not climb on any structures as this is a danger to you and our site. Thank you.

 

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Directions

Visit our directions page for a detailed explanation on how to get to our site–as well as how to get around a train if it is blocking the road.

2020 Closure Dates

Sloss Furnaces is closed every Monday and follows the City of Birmingham holiday schedule for holiday closures. We also have several events throughout the year that limit public access to the site. Please visit this page before you plan your trip to Sloss Furnaces.

Membership

Help us keep the magic alive by becoming a member of Sloss Furnaces! Members contribute to education programming and the continued preservation of Sloss Furnaces’ historic site ensuring these furnaces will continue to teach and embody our past for generations to come. Be part of a community of people who believe in the importance of understanding and remembering Birmingham’s industrial past and the people who made it possible!