Located at 1st Avenue North and 32nd Street, Sloss Furnaces is literally the birthplace of the city of Birmingham. The ... More
Located at 1st Avenue North and 32nd Street, Sloss Furnaces is literally the birthplace of the city of Birmingham. The furnaces, restored in 1983, were constructed in 1882 and produced steel for more than 90 years. In addition to the impressive furnaces, there is an industrial museum (with a slide show translated into ten languages), a sculpture garden, and a park. The furnaces are occasionally the site of concerts and festivals, but otherwise admission is free. This is one of the most fascinating places in Birmingham, and is entirely worth checking out.
I lived across the street from that plant and I must say, for 23 years I'd always smell those fumes when playing or anything. My aunt's car window got replaced by them because one of their rocks hit it. This place is not a bad or evil place because there's a lot of history behind it; however, the fumes and gases were terrible to inhale for so long and I wonder if its affecting me now, lol. Who knows? Go Bama!!!!
The furnace is a creepy, old factory, and it makes for a great tour! I think it is worth checking out, just don't bother doing so when they do the Fright Furnace bit on Halloween. It's not worth the $15 bucks. The greatest part of the Halloween tour is the factory, which you can't really see at night. The "thrills and chills" are few and far between. They don't utilize the wonderfully scary atomostphere that the fatory has.
This is the only 20th century iron foundry in the western hemisphere that is open as a museum. The iron bars made here helped make Birmingham a "magic city." They have plans completed for a great museum, whenever city gov't funds it. Self-guided tours are interesting, but groups can call ahead and get a docent. Visitors Book has signatures from all over the world! Free entry! This is an outstanding look at industrial history.
Sloss is a great place to see a cool old steel mill / foundry, but even better if you like to explore things yourself. There is self-guided tour with plaques showing interesting info, but you can go almost anywhere within the gates. Sloss is a big place, so there is lots to explore.
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