ANNOUNCEMENT: SMA has decided to postpone all Workshop Weekends and Bowl-O-Rama nights through April. Right now we have not made a decision on when to reopen but will continue to keep you updated as we follow federal and city guidelines. If you have already registered and would like to reschedule- please email 

March 03, 2020

Now accepting Summer Youth Apprenticeship Applications!


Sloss Furnaces

Sloss Furnaces was once the largest manufacturer of pig iron in the world. It stands today just as it did in the late 19th century — a monument to the Industrial Revolution. With its web of pipes and towering stoves, this unique National Historic Landmark provides visitors a glimpse into Birmingham’s rich industrial heritage. It stands with pride and is a symbol of where the “Magic” began for Birmingham.

Sloss Furnaces operated from 1882-1970 making it the longest continually running blast furnace in Birmingham’s history. We invite you to come visit and learn about the materials, the process, the products, and the people who ran the furnaces and built this city. Today, iron is still poured through the Metal Arts Program housed within the historic structures keeping the tradition and history alive. 



For more info on the Sloss Museum visit