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The two RV Gypsies at Sloss Furnaces
20 32nd Street North
Birmingham, AL 35222
September 7, 2022

Sloss Furnaces is a National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama in the United States. It operated as a pig iron-producing blast furnace from 1882 to 1971. After closing, it became one of the first industrial sites (and the only blast furnace) in the U.S. to be preserved and restored for public use. In 1981, the furnaces were designated a National Historic Landmark by the United States Department of the Interior.

The site currently serves as an interpretive museum of industry and hosts a nationally recognized metal arts program. It also serves as a concert and festival venue. A new visitor center was built 2015 and opened in 2016. The furnace site, along a wide strip of land reserved in Birmingham's original city plan for railroads and industry, hosts thousands of students through their education programs per year. The museum is free to visit during operating hours of Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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Below: Each side of the Sloss Water Tower

Sloss Water Tower - side 1 Sloss Water Tower - side 2

Below: The entry gate and water fountain at Sloss Furnaces, a National Historic Landmark

Sloss Furnaces entry gate water fountain

Below: Blast furnace

Below: Cowper Stover

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go to the next adventure a quick day drive in downtown Birmingham and then the two RV Gypsies drove through Mississippi and over the Mississippi River (no stopping in the big RV) and then Into Louisiana.


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