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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  • Went here on a wed afternoon and it was fantastic. This is a living museum that is free to the public. You see the history, mans engineering mind, and living structures of how the backbone of...  more »
  • Extremely interesting and yet eery in ways. Was very surprised it was free although the agent didn't offer a map when we signed in. We saw others on the trail that shared theirs.  more »
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  • The Sloss Furnaces is another Birmingham landmark that is historic, easy to find and, best of all, it's free! All you need to do is sign in once you get there and you're free to go on a self-guided tour that lets you get remarkably close to all the machinery that powered this massive complex. There's also a video in the theater, restaurant gift shop on site. Parking can be touch but not off putting. The site is so massive you can spend a whole afternoon exploring. It's a must-visit spot in Birmingham.
  • The Educator workshop was mind-blowing and emotional at the same time. The history of the company and its role during and after Reconstruction touched on the hard history of the conditions for blacks in the South. Touring the relics of the furnaces and imagining the conditions for workers during the Industrial Revolution was heartbreaking. Appreciate that much of the truth is not being sugarcoated or glossed over too much for the experience to be effective. So many ways my instruction of the Turn of the Century will be enhanced. Truly an experience I will NEVER forget and will always think about.

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