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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

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20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
+1 205-324-1911
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Reviewed yesterday

It was interesting for sure but its a one and done. There was a really nice visitor center with cold AC and lots of stuff to read about but its an old rusting factory.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 1timhuey
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank nakamark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LaurelJ317
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Or if you aren’t attending an event, worth the visit for a history lesson. Watching the “pour” outside the main building was quite interesting.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LisaB595
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Amit S
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CYuhas
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 219katiah
Reviewed 4 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
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Rebekka T
20 July 2018|
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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|
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Response from scarletdivas | 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|
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Response from Nancy B | Reviewed this property |
Free and fantastic