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I don't think I've seen a preserved industrial facility on the national register before. I am sure they are out there. It truly is a unique experience seeing turn of the 19th and 20th century industry in one place. Not to mention the size of...More
A visit to Birmingham should include a visit to Sloss Furnace to learn about the history of city. Birmingham was named the “Magic City” during the late 19th/early 20th century when access to nearby coal and iron ores, coupled its geographical location spurred the growth...More
Visited on a road trip to Birmingham. No stated entry fee - donation recommended. You will be outside so make sure to dress for the weather. You will also do more walking then you think as you wind around.
Starts with a 15 minutes video...More
Self-guided tours take you into the depths of one of the many steel mills that contributed to Birmingham's rise, as a city. The main building offers a film giving insight into the steel mills, specifically Sloss. It's still a functioning location that offers classes on...More
Family enjoyed walking through the area on a bright sunny day. Not sure how enjoyable it would be on a cold day however. Takes about an hour. Free admission. Amazing to learn about the history behind the construction. Definitely worth checking out.
We are industrial history geeks and absolutely loved this place. We thought we're knew quite a bit about iron furnaces, but we were wrong... we learned so much! We were there about 1-3/4 hours and could have stayed another hour. I recommend stable shoes with...More
We visited Sloss Furnaces twice. One alone, when exploring the area, and the second time with friends, who came to visit us. It ia a very interesting historic place. One can have a better idea of how was to live and work in Birmingham in...More
the most interesting and unexpected site of this visit. We had a knowledgeable guide and spent time walking through the site listening to its history and the making of pig iron. the plant closed in 1971. it is well preserved and and interesting story including...More
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.