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Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
+1 205-324-1911
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Historic iron manufacturing facility
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“haunted house” (23 reviews)
“industrial site” (17 reviews)
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20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
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"self guided tour"
in 71 reviews
"haunted house"
in 23 reviews
"industrial site"
in 17 reviews
"photographers dream"
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"blast furnace"
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"an iron"
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"industrial age"
in 5 reviews
"visitor center"
in 16 reviews
"learn how"
in 6 reviews
"own pace"
in 13 reviews
"welcome center"
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"wander around"
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"cell phone"
in 11 reviews
"an interesting place"
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"steel industry"
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"gift shop"
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"short video"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark is an example of the Magic City’s iron making industry. This site for 90 years produced pig iron from material available around Alabama. Birmingham has created a unique site to relive its history. The visitor center has a short video...More

Thank SYClark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While it is quite picturesque and a lovely backdrop for photos, Sloss has some hard history to tell and they are not quite ready to tell it fully. I was on a guided tour with multiple colleagues and even though we probed our guide quite...More

Thank wombat1223
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was both educational and beautiful. Our group saw a demonstration of how the furnaces worked and how they were putting it to good use today with resident artist. Did you know the temperature of the fire reaches 3000 degrees to melt the iron core?...More

Thank MonicaHall A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Love not only the historical aspect of this place but the colors created in the early morning sunlight.

Thank paperkitz
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've seen the Sloss Furnaces' as part of the Birmingham skyline, but finally took the opportunity to go and explore the remains last weekend. We started with a 15 min video on the history of Sloss then went outside to explore the ruins on a...More

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pay more and get a tour. If you go on Wednesdays you can make an iron piece. The also do Wedding and parties at Sloss.

Thank aliceandmichael
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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

The man who is a Doctor Who has been giving tours there for over 30 years was amazing. Very clear and concise funny. Had no idea the beautiful history of this amazing powerful medals mill .

Thank terbear2015
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Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

Thourghly enjoyed our trip to Sloss Furnace National Historic Site. The Birmingham community is fortunate to have such a slice of history.

Thank terryhalesfarm
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Unique experience to explore such a former industrial site. A rather twee 15 minute video introduced you to the plant and the self guided tour (leaflet containing map provided) was comprehensive and provided a good feel for what it was like in operation. Pleasantly surprised...More

Thank The_Cubs_12
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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This historic foundry went bankrupt, so the owners conveniently donated it to the city of Birmingham. Since Birmingham is known as The Iron City (news to me) it seemed fitting to turn it into a historic landmark. There is a self-guided tour available, which is...More

2  Thank RNDMD
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Rebekka T
20 July 2018|
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Response from Harvey8380 | Reviewed this property |
As the previous commenters have mentioned I would check with them. I did not see a dog when I was out there. If I had a dog I probably would not take it out there because there's a lot of nooks and crannies and pinch points... More
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27 January 2018|
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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
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Tara F
23 October 2017|
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