Historic Sites



This area features the Civil Rights Institute and Museum, Kelly Ingram Park and Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. Also nearby in the district is the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and historic Carver Theater for the Performing Arts. Honoring...  Read More



The site of one of the most horrific occurrences of the American Civil Rights Movement (a bomb shattered the quiet of a Sunday morning and took the lives of four young girls), the 16th Street Baptist Church is a landmark to both people's...  Read More

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark


A national monument that pays tribute to the steel industry for which Birmingham is famous. The Sloss furnaces were in operation from 1882 to 1971. The monument gives visitors a chance to see both an important piece of Birmingham's industrial...  Read More

Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park


This is the historic site where the Confederate Army replenished its iron supply during the Civil War. Quiet and peaceful, it belies the tragic events that took place on March 31, 1865, when Union forces arrived and set fire to the ironworks and...  Read More

Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens


Birmingham's only antebellum home pre-dated the city's founding in 1871. Arlington Antebellum Home is a fully restored Greek revival mansion built between 1845 and 1850 and set on beautifully-landscaped grounds. The mansion houses wonderful...  Read More