Friday, December 2, 2022
Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark
Sloss Furnaces shut down in 1970 so the fact that it is still in intact and open to visitors is remarkable. It operated for 91 years and underwent an extensive renovation between 1927 and 1931. Most of the buildings and machinery are from this time period and have been stabilized for safety. All visitors must stay on the paths and behind the yellow handrails. Even with these restrictions, it still feels like you have free run of the area - a cool place to visit! The only building off limits is No. 2 Cast Shed which houses the Sloss Metal Art Program. A self-guided tour map is available at the visitor center. A small exhibit about the iron and steel industry is located in the visitor center.