Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham with Observation Deck

Vulcan Park and Museum in Birmingham with Observation Deck
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Duration: 4 hours
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Visit the world’s largest cast iron statue of Vulcan that sits atop Red Mountain and overlooks the beautiful Birmingham Skyline. Along with breathtaking views, Vulcan also offers an authentic experience of Birmingham’s history in the Vulcan Center Museum. Since 1936, Vulcan has been the ambassador for Birmingham, standing surrounded by a 10 acre greenspace. Price for admission includes access to the museum, the observation tower, and the temporary exhibit. Nighttime prices include access to the park and observation tower only.

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Visit: Vulcan Park and Museum

The self-guided "Vulcan Experience" begins with the walk up the staircase surrounded by lovely our lovely green-space, perfect for a picnic and a chance to soak up some sun. Upon reaching the base of the tower, the necessity to see the Birmingham skyline from Vulcan's viewpoint will be the first thought. However, we encourage our visitors to begin their experience in the museum to appreciate the history of Vulcan before the climb to the top.The Vulcan Center will cover a comprehensive Birmingham history from its founding through the 20th century. The museum will tell the story of how Birmingham was founded and formed into the great city that it is today! Discover how the iron industry sparked the rapid expansion of Birmingham, as well as other historical secrets that lie beneath Magic City.

After touring the museum, take the journey up the stairs to the observation deck of the Vulcan and take in the vantage point overlooking the Birmingham Skyline. During the walk to the tower, it would be best to take a look down at what is beneath your feet. The pavement will give an accurate representation of the mining minerals that lie below the surface. Also, it will shed some light on the reason Red Mountain earned its name, as well as the logistics of Birmingham's historical mining industry. Don't forget to check out our rotating exhibit, the Linn-Henley Gallery! Currently, Vulcan Park and Museum is featuring Southern Thunder: the Legacy of Alabama Auto-Racing until January of 2019..

Visit the world’s largest cast iron statue of Vulcan that sits atop Red Mountain and overlooks the beautiful Birmingham Skyline. Along with breathtaking views, Vulcan also offers an authentic experience of Birmingham’s history in the Vulcan Center Museum. Since 1936, Vulcan has been the ambassador for Birmingham, standing surrounded by a 10 acre greenspace. Price for admission includes access to the museum, the observation tower, and the temporary exhibit. Nighttime prices include access to the park and observation tower only.