March 17, 2017
Sloss Furnace & Vulcan Tour
We will start our day with a guided tour of Sloss Furnaces. The tour consists of an educational film and touring the site to learn about the raw ingredients, how the furnace worked, the importance of Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham's iron and steel industry and what it was like to be a worker during production. Students will experience the site by visiting the underground stock tunnel where the ingredients were loaded in the blast furnace, the blower engine room that dates back to the 1890's, and the base of the blast furnace to see where the molten hot iron flowed for 90 years. Our next stop is the Vulcan Park & Museum. Home of the world's largest cast iron statue. We will have lunch in the park before we start our "Anything is Possible" interactive, guided tour of the museum. The rich history of Vulcan will be brought to life in this interactive, educational, and entertaining experience that is set in the Vulcan Center Museum and guided by two actors who portray characters in their historical context. Students will encounter figures such as Vulcan’s creator, Giuseppi Moretti, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and other various local historical figures. After our tour we will have free time to further explore the park and museum.
First Adult $7.00
Second Adult $11.00
Children 4 and under are free (strollers can't be used at sloss however)
Please limit the number of adults attending to a maximum of two. This trip is limited to a maximum of 60 guests.
Please note that all attendees must wear closed toe shoes and long pants for safety.
Please arrive at sloss furnaces by 10:45am.
20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35222
Please contact Helen Phillips Nahomeschool@gmail.com with any questions. Please sign up here:
This event is sponsored by Everest Academy but open to all homeschoolers. Please review the Everest Academy Participation Policybefore attending any of our events.