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FROM THE NORTH:

Take I-65 South to Birmingham. Follow 31 South & I-20 E/I-59 N. Take exit 126 B from I-20 E/I-59 N for 31st Street North. Take a left on Messer Airport Hwy. Go one block and take a right to 33rd Street North. Go one block and take a right on 2nd Ave North. When the road “T’s” in front of Sloss Furnaces, go left. Proceed under the viaduct (do not turn in to any gate underneath the viaduct). Turn right into the open gate, closest to the Spray Pond and stationary black train engine. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center.

FROM THE EAST:

Take I-59 S/I-20 W to 31st Street North. Follow I-59 South. Take exit 126 B for 31st Street North. Take a left on Messer Airport Hwy. Go one block and take a right to 33rd Street North. Go one block and take a right on 2nd Ave North. When the road “T’s” in front of Sloss Furnaces, go left. Proceed under the viaduct (do not turn in to any gate underneath the viaduct). Turn right into the open gate, closest to the Spray Pond and stationary black train engine. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center.

FROM THE SOUTH ON I-65 & I-20 E/I-59 N:

Take I-65 North to Birmingham. Follow I-20 E/I-59 N. Take exit 126 B from I-20 E/I-59 N for 31st Street North. Make a left on Messer Airport Hwy. Go one block and take a right to 33rd Street North. Go one block and take a right on 2nd Ave North. When the road “T’s” in front of Sloss Furnaces, go left. Proceed under the viaduct (do not turn in to any gate underneath the viaduct). Turn right into the open gate, closest to the Spray Pond and stationary black train engine. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center.

FROM THE SOUTH ON HWY 280:

Follow US-280 W to Birmingham. Exit onto US-11 N/1st Avenue N. Bear right at the exit to follow 1st Avenue North, going east. Take a left at the first light, at 34th Street North. Go one block, take a left on 2nd Avenue North. When the road “T’s” in front of Sloss Furnaces, go left. Proceed under the viaduct (do not turn in to any gate underneath the viaduct). Turn right into the open gate, closest to the Spray Pond and stationary black train engine. Follow the road to the back of the site to the Visitor Center.

ALTERNATE TRAIN CROSSING ROUTE:

The RR crossing dividing 32nd Street S and 32nd Street N often has trains passing. Please note that 35th Street South has a bridge that crosses the RR 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 S. make a left on 4th Avenue S. Take a left on 35th Street S, bear left after the bridge to go left on 2nd Avenue N. Take a left when 2nd Avenue N makes a “T”.
  • If you are stopped on 32nd Street N, on the north side of the tracks, trying to leave Sloss, turn around. Take a right on 2nd Avenue N, bear to the right to follow 35th Street S. Go right on 3rd Avenue S to access US-280/Hwy-31.