We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Closed Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (312)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“haunted house”(23 reviews)
“industrial site”(18 reviews)
Historic iron manufacturing facility
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
See all hours
20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
+1 205-324-1911
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Birmingham
from US$6.00
More Info
from US$55.00
More Info
from US$75.00
More Info
from US$70.00
More Info
Reviews (433)
Filter reviews
424 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews self guided tour haunted house industrial site blast furnace an iron industrial age visitor center welcome center own pace wander around an interesting place gift shop steel industry short video unique experience history buff walking tour
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 424 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago

After the brief movie, you are free to take a self guided tour. The tour path can be a little confusing but you can find your way. The magnitude of the furnaces and structures makes one feel so small. Standing up close and personal allows...More

Thank Annexoxo
Reviewed 4 days ago

So i had never heard of this place until my recent visit to Birmingham, AL. It was intriguing to find out that it was a based from a true story. To be totally honest i was pretty spooked so thats why i went by day...More

Thank Mis L
Reviewed 1 week ago

In all, my years of TripAdvisor, this is my worst review. While I appreciate the historical signifigance of the site. it was not well signed. No signs to tell you which way to go, or to Exit for that matter. There was a point where...More

Thank jbtraveller2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes they host music shows, attend even if genre isn't your style. If they have iron casting workshop Do It! Joe is a good guy. Lots of opportunity for schools to cast metal. It's a great experience.

Thank nataliena14
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We went to Sloss as a day out when we visited Alabama for my brothers 40th birthday and found it to a very interesting place. The sheer scale of some of the machines is mind boggling and to think people worked in it is amazing,...More

1  Thank jjanderson83
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Sloss is one of the coolest historic places in Birmingham and you have to visit if you are in town. I really love exploring the furnaces and have taken the coolest pictures here.

Thank Lauren F
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We came to Birmingham to visit the civil rights sites - they are very good but this site is even better! See what contributes to the growth of the city over 100 years ago and experience industrial archaeology up close. Great for photographers, (wannabe) engineers...More

Thank Philippa H
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

When I lived in Alabama this place was on my bucket list. It's supposedly one of the most haunted sites in Birmingham and as I've previously said in other reviews I run my own paranormal investigation team so of course it's always been of interest...More

1  Thank segraparanormal1
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Sloss Furnace is a historic landmark, visible from many parts of Birmingham which begs a visit to explore its important role in the growth of the city, its operations in a segregated southern state, its competitive advantage in the use of convict labour and its...More

1  Thank KiminGranCouva
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Impressive, actually I have a recreation of this in my living room. Lots of places for very cool photographies.

Thank Luzilu123455
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 80 nearby hotels
Redmont Hotel Birmingham, Curio Collection by Hilton
632 reviews
1.49 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Birmingham Downtown - The Tutwiler
1,254 reviews
1.59 km away
Elyton Hotel, Autograph Collection
94 reviews
1.64 km away
The Westin Birmingham
497 reviews
1.66 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,017 nearby restaurants
Babalu Tapas & Tacos
318 reviews
1.25 km away
Yo' Mama's
83 reviews
1.07 km away
Hattie B's Hot Chicken
113 reviews
1.27 km away
Carrigan's Public House
100 reviews
.92 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 180 nearby attractions
The Market at Pepper Place
42 reviews
.69 km away
Trim Tab Brewing
41 reviews
1.11 km away
The Cathedral of St. Paul
22 reviews
1.38 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Rebekka T
20 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Brian O |
It IS pet friendly - says the self-guided tour map I got 8/2018. There are ‘pet waste systems’ and pet bowls at the drink stations! Pets must be leashed please and not allowed inside the visitor center.
27 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from DiabloDesigns v | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the weather, if it is dry you'll enjoy more of the colors imo, the movie in the visitor centre is nice, we took a couple a hours, becoause we like to take the time to take pictures
Tara F
23 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Nancy B | Reviewed this property |
Free and fantastic