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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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Very interesting

If you want to see how Birmingham began this is a must see. There was construction going on when we... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2015
Bar Harbor, Maine
Watch a few Ghost Hunters shows before you go

Seeing some of the Ghost shows ahead of time adds to the excitement and intrigue of the tour. The... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2015
Birmingham, Alabama
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Historic iron manufacturing facility
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222-1236
+1 205-324-1911
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Reviewed 12 November 2015

If you want to see how Birmingham began this is a must see. There was construction going on when we visited. Looks like they are making it tour friendly? There was audio to explain what the Furnaces did.

Thank jstevenson2015
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Seeing some of the Ghost shows ahead of time adds to the excitement and intrigue of the tour. The history of Birmingham is well told with Sloss as part of the package.

1  Thank NOOSNOW
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

It's huge and rusty and has a lot of history putting Birmingham on the map over 100 years ago. It's open 10-4 every day but Monday's and was free. Not WC accessible in most areas.

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 29 October 2015

A nice day strolling through the landmark that was once the backbone of Birmingham. Its not exciting, no rides, nothing fancy, but something we should all do at some point. Go on a pretty afternoon and take a picnic.

Thank Leigh-Traveler2015
Reviewed 26 October 2015

It was very educational. My first experience with an audio tour with my cell phone. I Would love to visit during Halloween for a good scare

Thank Tonya W
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Sloss furnace is named for James Wither Sloss, a North Alabama business man.Colonel Sloss played an important role in the founding of the city by convincing the L&N Railroad to capitalize completion of the South and North rail line through Jones Valley, the site of...More

Thank ImN2Fun2
Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is an oldie but goodie. A very old historical site to nose around in. Lots of history from way back when. The working conditions and the amazing struggle for these workers long ago. They offer tours and it is well worth listening to. Halloween...More

Thank pops354
Reviewed 9 October 2015

During October they were getting set up for a Halloween adventure of some kind. Did not appreciate that in National Historic Landmark. I did not do the audio tour because of time and the previous comments about Oct. event. If this is a National Historic...More

1  Thank Dwight L
Reviewed 20 September 2015

This is a good stop for anyone interested in history or engineering. We learned a bunch about Birmingham that we didn't know (first visit). We found it intriguing, yet it's a mixed bag. Allow an hour or so. Pro's: - It's free. - You have...More

4  Thank FJVLS
Reviewed 10 September 2015

The landmark is great to visit in October. Thats when they turn it into a haunted attraction. It functions as a rental place and landmark for the other 11 months of the year also. You can take a tour and read about the history of...More

1  Thank Shaun B
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Response from MagicLadyMA | Reviewed this property |
I have only been there during the day when there was plenty going on. I could see it being a great place for feeling spooky at night.
7 February 2015|
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Response from 1oldseagull | Reviewed this property |
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