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Vulcan Park & Museum

Listed under Museums in Alabama, United States.

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In a park in Birmingham, Alabama, a statue towers over the city. For over a century, Vulcan has been a symbol of Birmingham, but it was only recently that the looming figure was placed in a location of such dignity atop Red Mountain. The statue, built for the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, was meant to highlight the industrial capabilities of the city.

Today, it serves as a reminder of the rich history of Birmingham, which is further underscored by the exhibits in the Vulcan Museum.


1701 Valley View Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209


Vulcan Park Grounds:
Daily 7 am - 10 pm
Vulcan Center Museum:
Monday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 1- 6 pm.
Vulcan Observation Balcony:
Monday through Saturday 10 am - 10 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 10 pm.

Vulcan Park & Museum website.

Written by  Alex Witt.

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