Vulcan Park and Museum

Vulcan Park and Museum is Birmingham's front porch welcoming visitors and members of the community to come and learn about the city's fascinating history and visit Vulcan, the world’s largest cast iron statue!

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Vulcan is the world’s largest cast iron statue; made of 100,000 pounds of iron and 56 feet tall, he stands at the top of Red Mountain overlooking the city of Birmingham. But Vulcan is more than just a statue—Vulcan Park and Museum features spectacular views of Birmingham, an interactive history museum that examines Vulcan and Birmingham’s story, a premier venue for private events, and a bea

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Don't mind 'The Big Guy', he's just thinking about his big birthday party coming up! You don't want to miss Vulcan's 118th Birthday Bash on Sunday, June 5 from 1:00p-5:00p. There will be food and fun for the whole family to enjoy!

Visit https://bit.ly/39F1c9u to grab your tickets today to skip the long lines!

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Have you secured your spot on this weekend's upcoming walking tour of Forest Park? Visit birminghamwalkingtours.com to join us!

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Tickets are now on sale for the BIGGEST birthday party in Birmingham! Grab your party hats and join us on June 5 to celebrate Vulcan's 118th birthday. There will be special guest appearances, entertainment, food and fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Vulcan's 118 Birthday Bash is presented by Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company with additional support from Piggly Wiggly and our media sponsor, CBS42.

Visit https://bit.ly/39F1c9u to purchase tickets today!

05/09/2022

Vulcans on Parade Unveiling of S.O.A.R at i3 Academy!

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Vulcan Park & Museum will be closed for a private event from 3p-8p today. We will reopen for normal hours of operation tomorrow at 10:00a.

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Today is

that Vulcan Park & Museum has 'Iron Man Refreshments', a snack kiosk where you can purchase snacks and beverages, including Steel City Pops?

Iron Man Refreshments is open Saturday-Sunday from 11:00a to 7:00p

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We've got some savings inside The Anvil just in time for Mother's Day! Starting tomorrow through Sunday, enjoy 20% off your entire purchase. This offer applies to in-store purchases only so make plans to head over to The Anvil located at Vulcan Park & Museum and bring home a piece of Birmingham!

05/02/2022

For a limited time, Vulcan Park Foundation is now offering the 'Stand With Vulcan' distinctive car tag, free of charge to the first 1,000 registered vehicles! The specialty tag is available for supporters of 'The Big Guy'. The funds will support Vulcan Park & Museum's mission to preserve and promote Vulcan as the symbol for the Birmingham region.

To commit to the 'Stand With Vulcan' specialty car tag, complete the form at https://bit.ly/3ve5NaW.

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The Best of 2022 Reader's Poll closes tomorrow! . The Best of 2022 includes everything from Best Pizza to Best Workout to Best Dermatologist and Vulcan Park & Museum is up for 'Best Place to Take Pictures' (we've seen some PRETTY amazing photos taken here over the years).Enter your email at the end of the survey to win a $300 gift card to La Bella Skin & Wellness!

Visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNTGN8X to complete the survey!

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that Vulcan Park & Museum is part of KultureCity Birmingham’s sensory inclusive program. This program is designed to help guests with sensory needs like PTSD, autism, dementia and strokes (to name a few) to feel welcomed. Our staff are trained by professionals, in addition to sensory bags and signage, to help all guests feel accepted and included regardless of the event that they are attending.

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Time is running out! Apply for Vulcan Park & Museum's Junior Leadership Board TODAY!

The Junior Leadership Board supports the mission and needs of Vulcan Park and Museum and assists leadership with the general promotion of the organization. Junior Leadership Board members will have many opportunities to become involved including continued development of the Vulcans On Parade community art project as well as a variety of events and fundraisers associated with one of Birmingham's most beloved icons!

Visit https://adobe.ly/3wUuJFU to apply today!

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Vulcan Park & Museum has TWO walking tours coming up in May. Join us on Sunday, May 15 for an informative Walking Tour of Forest Park. Home to many well-known leaders and characters through the years, this tour focuses on the unique architecture of the houses while telling some of the stories of its past residents.

Join us on Saturday, May 21 for a tour of Birmingham's historic loft district. The area has had to pivot many times over the years, yet remains one of the most historically relevant places in the whole city.

Spots are limited and advanced registration is required. Visit https://bit.ly/3cG7aF2 to secure your spot today.

Huge thanks to the Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield, Spire and Stone Building Company for making the Birmingham Walking Tours possible.

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Soda Science was an absolute BLAST and the weather was perfect! We saw some pretty amazing creations!

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If you have an interest in vintage soft drink bottles and bottling memorabilia, the weekend of May 14 is a big one in Birmingham.

Our friends at the Alabama Bottle Collectors Society are hosting their Second Annual Alabama Bottle & Antique Show at the Gardendale Civic Center. Admission and appraisals are free. Tables are $35 for collectors or dealers. Visit them at Alabama Bottle Collectors Society to learn more.

You can continue your exploration of bottling history right here at Vulcan Park and Museum on May 14 and 15.
Courtesy of the Southern Museum of Flight and Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, you'll be able to see two bottling-related beauties, a biplane that advertised Grapico in the 1940s, and a circa 1927 Coca-Cola delivery truck. Be sure to check out our latest exhibit, Birmingham Bottling: Soft Drinks in the Magic City while you're here!

Tickets to Vulcan Park & Museum are usually $6 for adults, $5 for Seniors (65+), $4 for children (5-12). But let us know you were at the Alabama Bottle & Antique Show and get a discounted rate on May 14 and 15 only.

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Just a few more spots left for Sunday's Soda Science event at Vulcan Park & Museum! Put your science skills to the test in this kid-friendly, interactive family activity that's sure to be a hit for all ages. We will supply everything that you will need to mix up your own carbonated beverage! But act fast, ticket sales end Friday at 5:00p to ensure that we have supplies for all of our scientists!

Visit https://bit.ly/36RrVP1 to purchase tickets!

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Our Spring Birmingham Walking Tour series continues next month with a tour of Forest Park & The Historic Loft District. Spots are limited and advanced registration is required so visit birminghamwalkingtours.com to secure your spot today!

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Attention soft drink bottle and memorabilia collectors!
Vulcan Park & Museum invites you to exhibit your collections at the Bottles & Bottling Memorabilia Meet-Up, on May 14 from 9 to 11 AM at Vulcan.

Collectors are welcome to buy, sell and trade with one another — and to proudly display your collections to the general public at this FREE event.

Through a partnership with Southern Museum of Flight and Coca-Cola Birmingham Bottling Company UNITED, two mid-century bottling-themed masterpieces, a Coca-Cola delivery truck and the Grapico airplane, will be on display.

Bottles & Bottling Memorabilia Meet-Up is all part of our new exhibit Birmingham Bottling: Soft Drinks in the Magic City, on view now at Vulcan Park and Museum.

Don't miss out! Visit https://forms.gle/zGaW6g2XNZ4ehtCM9 to sign up for this free opportunity and for more details.

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Grab the kids and come by Vulcan Park & Museum for a family fun activity! In conjunction with our latest exhibit, Birmingham Bottling: Soft Drinks in The Magic City Presented By Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company, VPM invites you to come out and design your own soft drink. Collaborate with industry experts to flavor, mix, and brand your own carbonated kid-friendly beverages.

Visit https://bit.ly/36RrVP1 to purchase tickets!

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If you share a love for the city of Birmingham and Vulcan Park & Museum and are between the ages of 21-40, consider applying for Vulcan Park & Museum's Junior Leadership Board! The deadline for applications has been extended to May 1, 2022.

Visit https://adobe.ly/3wUuJFU to apply today!

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Join us on Sunday, April 24 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM at Vulcan Park & Museum for Soda Science!

We'll supply the syrups and carbonation. You supply the ingenuity. After you've mixed your concoction to your liking, our guest experts will explain the science and marketing behind launching a new soft drink that's sure to be a hit.

Cost is $10 and includes entry to Vulcan Center Museum and Vulcan Tower.

This program is part of the current Linn-Henley gallery exhibit, Birmingham Bottling: Soft Drinks in the Magic City Presented by Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company.

Visit https://bit.ly/36RrVP1 to purchase tickets!

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Nominations are open for The 2022 Vulcans Community Awards! Nominate someone you know in the Birmingham Region, deserving of one of the most prestigious recognitions of civic pride, leadership and progress.

Visit https://bit.ly/3nPKaca to nominate someone today!

Vulcan Park and Museum voted one of the 10 best attractions in Alabama by USA Today

Vulcan Park and Museum was named one of the top tourism attractions in Alabama in a recent USA TODAY and 10Best Readers’ online poll. The 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest launches new categories every other Monday at noon, revealing the category’s 20 nominees. After four weeks of voting, the contest closes and on the Friday after the voting ends, the winners are revealed. Nominees for the categories are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA Today; editors from 10Best.com; relevant expert contributors; and sources for both the media and other Gannett properties. The nomination panel for each award category is displayed on its associated contest page. All voting is digital and the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest is accessible on the 10Best.com website.

While the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest lives on 10Best.com - a stand alone travel media site - it is promoted across USA TODAY Travel Media Group’s digital and mobile products, as well as via social media. Nominees are also announced and/or promoted across relevant USA TODAY departments, and through Gannett media outlets, 10Best.com provides users with original, unbiased, and experiential travel content of top attractions, things to see and do, and restaurants for top destinations in the U.S. and around the world. The core of the site's uniqueness is its team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields - and their cities - but discriminating in their tastes.

These local experts live in the city they write about so the content is constantly updated. 10Best.com averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.



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Hours of Operation

1.) Vulcan Center Museum:
Monday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 1- 6 pm.

2.) Vulcan Observation Tower:
Monday through Saturday 10 am - 10 pm and Sunday 1 pm - 10 pm.

3.) Vulcan Gift Shop
Monday through Saturday 10 am - 6 pm and Sunday 1- 6 pm. Located inside Vulcan Center Museum.

4.) Want to visit Vulcan at night?
Vulcan's park grounds and observation balcony stay open every evening from 6 - 10 pm. Evening admission to the park grounds and Vulcan's observation balcony: Just $5 plus tax!

5.) Holiday Hours
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open at 1 pm on Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. Closed at 6 pm on 4th of July.

Subject to close for special events. Vulcan Observation Tower may close due to bad weather.


Admission
Tickets are available for purchase at the Ticket Booth located at the park entrance. The following forms of payment are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card, Travelers, personal or business checks and cash.

1.) Daily Admission Rates (plus tax) 10 am - 6 pm:
(Includes park grounds, Vulcan Center Museum and Observation Tower)
$6 Adults
$5 Seniors (65+) & Military
$4 Children ages 5-12
Children 4 years and under are admitted free.

2.) Evening Admission Rates (plus tax) 6 - 10 pm:
(Includes park grounds and Observation Tower)
$5 all ages 5 and up

3.) Group Rates (Non-School Groups)
Groups of 10 or more receive $1 discount off daily adult admission price with advanced reservation and when making one payment. For group reservations, contact 205.933.1409 x114 or [email protected]. (Required in advance)

4.) Group Rates (School Groups)
Explore Birmingham through a field trip to Vulcan Park and Museum! For information, contact 205.933.1409 x114 or [email protected].

5.) Vulcan Members - FREE!

6.) AAA Show Your Card & Save!
20% off 1 full price adult admission for cardholder and 1 guest.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 6pm
Tuesday 10am - 6pm
Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 10pm
Friday 10am - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 10pm
Sunday 10am - 10pm

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