A National Historic Landmark

Our site will be closed Tuesday, September 19 through Tuesday, September 26 for Furnace Fest.

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A lot more than iron flowed from those furnaces.

Our whole culture did. Our whole way of life.


In commemoration of Birmingham’s 150th anniversary, Sloss Furnaces has created this video highlighting how the iron and steel industry impacted the growth of the city, and the voices of the men who labored in area blast furnaces and mines.

In celebration of Black History Month, and all the accomplishments of Birmingham’s African-American industrial workers, we are honored to share a short video on African-American labor at Sloss Furnaces and Red Mountain in partnership with Historian Greg Wilson, Lawson State.

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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.

2022 Closure Dates

Sloss Furnaces is closed every Sunday and 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.


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!