1701 Valley View Drive
Birmingham, AL 35205
Vulcan Center Museum & Gift Shop
MON-SAT: 10AM to 6PM
SUN: 1PM to 6PM
Vulcan Observation Tower - $4.00
MON-SAT: 10AM to 10PM
SUN: 1PM to 10PM
Vulcan, Birmingham Alabama's colossal statue is the world's largest cast iron statue and considered one of the most memorable works of civic art in the United States.
But by 1999, the 50-ton statue was in desperate need of repair. The surrounding 10-acre park was closed. Vulcan was removed from his pedestal. Realizing Vulcan's importance to the region's history, city leaders sought public support for its restoration, forming the non-profit Vulcan Park Foundation. The foundation would oversee a master plan to return this colossal statue to his 1904 grandeur. They would also create a dynamic educational park complex interpreting Alabama's rich industrial history for both residents and visitors from across the globe.
Today, thanks to public-private partnerships and a $15.5 million campaign, this beloved symbol of Birmingham and the nation's iron and steel industry stands preserved and proud as the centerpiece of it rehabilitated and expanded park, now referred to as Vulcan Park and Museum.
Meet Vulcan and learn the fascinating history that makes him so significant to Birmingham!