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      Sloss Furnace Tour and Pour in Birmingham


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      September 4, 2019

      Wednesday  10:00 AM

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      Sloss Furnace Tour and Pour

      The tour consists of an educational film and touring the site to learn about the raw ingredients, how the furnace worked, the importance of Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham’s iron and steel industry and what it was like to be a worker during production. Students experience the site by visiting the underground stock tunnel where the ingredients were loaded in the blast furnace, the blower engine room that dates back to the 1890s, and the base of the blast furnace to see where the molten hot iron flowed for 90 years.Approximately 1 hourIron PourIn addition to the tour mentioned above, students make their very own piece of cast iron art. Students etch their own design in a sand mold, see the film and tour the site. They complete their visit in our metal arts foundry to watch a live iron pour and see the molten hot iron flow into the mold they designed. Students take their cast iron art home the same day. A unique experience, allowing students to experience the sights, sounds and smells of iron casting. Teachers and chaparones can also make Iron art.$17.00 if making Iron art $5.00 No Iron Art Teachers are free(if not making Iron art), one adult per family counts as a teacher.Closed-toed shoes and long pants are required Iron Art - $17.00 Tour No Art - $5.00 Iron Art - $17.00 pay in person - $0.00 Tour No Art - $5.00 pay in person - $0.00

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