Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, Birmingham

4.4
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Birmingham
Sloss Furnaces produced iron for nearly 90 years, which gave rise to the city of Birmingham. Now recognized as a National Historic Landmark, Sloss Furnaces with its web of pipes and tall smokestacks offers us a glimpse into the great industrial past of the South and our nation.
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  • Great history of what things were like in this iron blast furnace. Enjoyed reading the plaques on what things were like for the workers. Awesome industrial sights.  more »
  • What a great place! The self guided tour is really well done, just the right level of detail. This is a place worth seeing for children and adults. If you are in Birmingham, go and see it!  more »
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  • Love that this is free and you can walk around at your own leisure. I went on a Saturday afternoon in late March on an absolutely beautiful day. Plenty of parking and it was not crowded at all. I took about a hundred pictures. Such a cool place and I’ve never seen anything like it! I highly recommend visiting here. There were no tour guides available and I wish there had been, would have loved learning more about this place.
  • TripAdvisor informed us about Sloss Furnaces, and we’re glad we went. We enjoy factory tours, and this is a self-guided one, of an abandoned pig iron factory. Although no longer a working factory, and looking quite derelict, it’s really interesting to visit, as they have done a great job to safely guide you around, explaining how the plant worked for over 90 years. Only thing that could improve the experience would be a tour guide to answer questions, or some animations to show how things worked.

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