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Schedule your self-guided tour of Sloss Furnaces today!

Sloss Furnaces offers self-guided tours to the general public by appointment only. The time slots for a self-guided tour are 10am, 12pm, and 2pm Tuesday-Saturday, $5 per person. Our self-guided tours allow people the opportunity to explore the site on their own, while reading about how the furnaces worked and the story of the men who worked there. Our self-guided tour brochure explains the process while the informative signs throughout the site expand on the story by including science, history, and social themes associated with Sloss Furnaces.

Safety Protocols:

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, these are the safety protocols in place for these tours:

  • Groups will be scheduled at certain times throughout the day (10am, 12pm, and 2pm)
  • Groups will have 1 hour and 45 minutes to be on site
  • Each time slot has a maximum number of participants of 20 people
  • Masks are required
  • Check-in and payment will take place on the patio outside the Sloss Visitor Center
  • Restroom and gift shop open–5 person limit
  • Handrails, doors, and interior spaces sanitized before and after each group

For more information or to register, contact Ty Malugani at 205-254-2254 or at

This is the interactive version of the Self-Guided Tour Brochure. To get started, click the three horizontal dots on the bottom right hand part of the image. Then click the two diagonal arrows going away from each other to make the image full screen. If you prefer a printed version, just ask the attendant at the front desk in the Visitor Center. Before starting the tour, please sign in at the Visitor Center. Thanks!