Vulcan Park and Museum

Vulcan Park and Museum


Took this last night @ Vulcan.
Happy one year anniversary to Jessica + Greg at Vulcan Park and Museum

Vulcan Park and Museum is Birmingham's front porch welcoming visitors and members of the community to Visitors are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.

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


Don't let this sp👁️👁️ktacular deal pass by. On 🎃👻Halloween only get 31% off your entire purchase inside The Anvil. Shop 🛒until 8:00p with extended hours or online ➡️


Meet Junior Board Member Joyia Davis!

Joyia Davis is a museum professional with a passion for teaching and outreach. She has been facilitating educational programs in museums since 2016. Currently, she is the Education Outreach Coordinator at the Alabama Museum of Natural History, where she is responsible for public outreach through the delivery of educational programs for all age groups. She also teaches a course in the Museum Studies Program at the University of Alabama. Joyia has a B.A in Anthropology from the University of Alabama and a M.A.T in Museum Education from George Washington University. Joyia is passionate about bringing objects and people together with the hope of creating lasting memories and building lifelong learners.

Joyia joined the Junior Board in 2023 and we are so excited to have her on our team!

If you want to learn more about how you can volunteer with Vulcan Park & Museum visit today!

Halloween 2023: 65+ ways to get spooky in Alabama 10/26/2023

We hope to see you all at Vulcan Park & Museum's first ever 🎃Spooktacular on Tuesday, Oct 31 at 6:00p!

Visit to purchase your tickets (👀it's FREE for Vulcan Park & Museum members).

Here's a full list of things to do this Halloween:

Halloween 2023: 65+ ways to get spooky in Alabama Parties, trick-or-treating, haunted houses, pumpkin patches, witches rides and other events throughout the state, Oct. 27-31.


This weekend is the final weekend to use your Shop Save & Share card from the Junior League of Birmingham. With the purchase of a $40 card, you get 20% off the entire purchase from The Anvil until October 29. Get your digital card at and save at The Anvil and over 250 more stores across Birmingham.

From The Cast Episode 1 - Captain Elliot Dent Jr. 10/23/2023

Vulcan Park & Museum unveils a new rotating exhibit , 'From The Cast', highlighting stories and items from the Foundation’s collection. For our first 'From The Cast' exhibit, learn the courageous story of Birmingham native Capt. Elliot Dent Jr. In 1942, he joined the Air Force, was awarded his Wings at Napier Field in Dale County, Alabama, and served in World War II.

To learn more about Capitan Dent and an exclusive look at the new 'From The Cast' exhibit, visit Vulcan Park & Museum daily from 10:00a - 6:00p or watch this exclusive one-on-one with Capt. Dent’s son, Elliot Dent Colebeck. ➡️

From The Cast Episode 1 - Captain Elliot Dent Jr. Vulcan Park & Museum welcomes a new rotating exhibit just outside of the Linn-Henley Gallery, 'From The Cast.' Since Vulcan’s restoration in the early 2000s,...


Get your costumes ready and join us for a fun evening at Vulcan Park & Museum for Vulcan's Spooktacular! Grab your tickets at and meet us there!


Vulcan Park & Museum is pleased to announce, 'Fitness at the Park'. This series of fitness classes, held at Vulcan Park & Museum are part of VPM's initiative to encourage people to spend more time outdoors supporting everyday movement and build a healthy community. The classes, led by various instructors across the Birmingham area, are great for all ages and all skill levels.

To kick off the series, Ursula Smith of Ursula Smith Dance Company will join us on Sunday, November 5 at 7:30a to experience the energy of Dance Bantaba. This dynamic workout incorporates elements of West African Dance. Get ready to sweat, have fun, and feel the rhythm!

Tickets are $10 for VPM members and $15 for non-members. Spots are limited so visit to purchase your tickets today!


Vulcan Park & Museum welcomes a new rotating exhibit just outside of the Linn-Henley Gallery, 'From The Cast.' Since Vulcan’s restoration in the early 2000s, the Collection was small until the new acquisition of a collection from the Birmingham History Center. Vulcan has accumulated various items on display in a few notable locations. These places include Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, The Alabama Theatre, The Tutwiler Hotel, Mountain Brook City Hall and now Vulcan Park & Museum.

For our first 'From The Cast' exhibit, meet Capt. Elliot Dent Jr. who was born and raised in Birmingham and attended the University of Alabama. In 1942, he joined the Air Force and was awarded his Wings at Napier Field in Dale County, Alabama.

To learn more about Capitan Dent and an exclusive look at the new 'From The Cast' exhibit, visit Vulcan Park & Museum daily from 10:00a - 6:00p or watch this exclusive one-on-one with Elliot Dent Colebeck. ➡️


Join VPM for Vulcan's Spooktacular, Tues, Oct 31 from 6:00p-8:00p. There will be free 🍿, music, trick or treating and MORE! 🎟️ are FREE for Vulcan Park & Museum members. We can't wait to see your costumes!

Visit to purchase tickets.


Satisfy your inner bookworm📚🐛 and get ready for The Anvil's Red Dot Sale! From the fascinating history of Alabama tourism to the epic KolaWars of Birmingham, we've got you covered. in-store daily from 10a - 6p to get 50% off select books, or shop online to build your Vulcan collection. ➡️


Thank you to all of our amazing Vulcan Park & Museum volunteers! From serving lemonade at Vulcan's Birthday Bash to leading tours for our field trips, you make VPM special.

Do you want to volunteer with us? Visit to learn more!


Once you have fun at Vulcans Day of Play, come find us at Fiesta Bham! You might even see Mascot ‘V’.


After a decade, Dr. Mark Wilson will be stepping down from his role as the health officer in Jefferson County.
Wilson, a 2022 Vulcan Community Award Servant Leader honoree, has led the Jefferson County Department of Health since 2011, announced his plans to retire during the Birmingham City Council’s meeting Tuesday morning. Dr. David Hicks will take Wilson’s place.
Congratulations to Dr. Mark Wilson on over a decade of success in Jefferson County, and we wish you a happy and healthy retirement in 2024!

Nominations for the 2024 Vulcans Community Awards are open, visit to nominate someone today.


You still have time to get your seat for the half-day workshop at Vulcan Park and Museum on Saturday, September 30 to celebrate Birmingham's Early Middle Eastern Community.

Seats are limited, so visit to submit your application TODAY!


Vulcan Park & Museum is partnering with and for Vulcan's Day of Play on Saturday, September 30. Join us from 10a-1p for games, DIY art projects & mascot V. 

Visit the link in our bio to purchase your tickets today! 


Vulcan Park & Museum is the perfect starting point to learn about Birmingham's history. Our comprehensive museum starts at the early beginnings and travels through time to what The Magic City is today.
Visit to book your field trip🚌 today!


Hey there, candle lovers! We've got a deal that'll light your fire - buy one Alabama candle and get another one for free on our Shopify store.

Hurry up and at before they burn out!


This time last year, V & Vesta were basking in the ambiance of the aftermath of The 2022 World Games!! Come see V next Saturday at Vulcan’s Day of Play. And guess what, our observation tower will be open all day! Click the link in our bio to purchase tickets to join in on the fun.


Summer has ended but having your event at Vulcan Park & Museum outdoors is year-round. Have the time of your life with those closest to you with a view that is high above the ordinary.

Visit to book a tour with our team today!


Are you looking for ways to celebrate the Worldwide Day of Play? We have just the place. Join Vulcan Park & Museum, Nickelodeon, and Association of Children's Museums on September 30 from 10:00a - 1:00p for a day

Visit to get your tickets today!


Red Mountain is a great spot to take in the beauty of Birmingham, especially on a foggy night. If you look closely, you may be able to spot Vulcan's reflection in the fog.

Start planning your VPM event today. ➡️


Meet Junior Board member Keaira Turner!

Keaira has a knack and a passion for public relations, public affairs and social media. With practicing PR & marketing for over seven years, she wanted to show businesses and other brands how to implement media strategies the right way. From 2015 to the present, Keaira has developed a deep understanding of crafting compelling stories and strategic communication plans over seven years in the public relations industry. After graduating from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2016, Keaira started her own company, KGT Communication LLC, to help small business owners in Birmingham learn how to reach their target audience and increase their publicity. In October of 2021, she was able to land the position of Public Relations Manager for the Birmingham Police Department to oversee all their public relations and community efforts.

If you want to learn more about how you can volunteer with Vulcan visit today!


We had a great time at the Celebrate the Family Expo by Birmingham Christian Family at the Hoover Met Complex! Mascot ‘V’ had a fabulous time meeting all of you!

Visit to book Mascot ‘V’ at your event.


Vulcan Park & Museum is partnering with Nickelodeon and Association of Children's Museums for Worldwide Day of Play on Saturday, September 30. As a day dedicated to experiencing joyful learning through play, this event focuses on getting kids and families up, out, and playing around.

Join us from 10:00a-1:00p for lawn games, DIY art projects and treats. Sweet Spun Cotton Candy will be onsite for purchase and mascot V is joining in on the fun.

Tickets include access to the park grounds and museum.
Visit to purchase your tickets today to join in on the fun!


Add this one-of-a-kind string art magnet to your collection! These magnets, crafted in Alabama, come in a range of colors, from your favorite sports team to your favorite shade. You can purchase these colorful magnets online ➡️ or inside The Anvil daily from 10:00a - 6:00p.

Photos from Vulcan Park and Museum's post 09/08/2023

Pardon our progress, but a new rotating exhibit is coming to Vulcan Park & Museum. We will be highlighting some parts of our collection that have been donated throughout the last 19 years. You can find artifacts from all over the Birmingham area in our collection. Stop by to visit Vulcan Park & Museum daily from 10a - 6p to see what new part of history is being discovered.

Visit to learn more about VPM's collection process.


Take a journey through time and explore the history of Birmingham with a theatrical tour of Vulcan Park & Museum called Anything is Possible. Led by two actors in Vulcan Center Museum, Anything is Possible will take you through the story of the people, materials, and ideas that transformed Birmingham from a sleepy cornfield in Jones Valley into a dynamic industrial city and the cradle of the modern civil rights movement.

Book your Anything is Possible field trip today at


We had a great time with Cahaba Brewing Company tonight at Cahaba’s Night Bazaar! Did we miss seeing you at The Anvil’s pop-up? You can online ➡️


Don't miss out on a fun night and shopping at Cahaba Brewing Company 🌙Night Bazaar tomorrow! Swing by The Anvil's pop-up booth between 4 - 9pm to get your hands on a pair of multi-color Vulcan socks. Can't make it out? You can online ➡️


Vulcans on Parade Unveiling for Beyond Birmingham at City Walk


Congratulations to our President & CEO, Emerita, Darlene Negrotto and the Director of Hospitality and Tourism for , on being inducted into the Alabama Tourism Hall of Fame. Last night, the Alabama Tourism Department recognized its 2023 award winners during the 2023 Alabama Governor's Conference, held on location at The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa in Point Clear.

joined last night’s festivities to congratulate these well deserving women!


Join us for a half-day workshop at Vulcan Park and Museum on Saturday, September 30 to celebrate Birmingham's Early Middle Eastern Community.

Guided by Dr. Annie DeVries of Samford University, the workshop includes all materials and resources and participants are eligible for 3 professional development credits.

Seats are limited, so visit to submit your application TODAY!


The 'moon' 🌕 over Birmingham is beautiful these days...don't ya think? Get your Moon Over Birmingham mug at The Anvil or visit to online.


Attention, Birmingham artists! 🗣️ Show off your talents at this year's Magical Nights. 🤩 Entertain our crowd on select nights in December. 🎤

Visit for more information!


The Anvil is having a pop-up store at the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama 3rd Annual Birmingham Pig Roast at Cahaba Brewing today! We will see you from 2 pm to 6 pm, so stop by and get your favorite Vulcan Park & Museum gear and have some great food!

Photos from Vulcan Park and Museum's post 08/19/2023

Last week a braille map was installed next to the Eyes Over Birmingham" Vulcans on Parade hosted by The EyeSight Foundation of Alabama.

You can check out one of the braille park maps at the ticket booth or at Vulcan Center during your next visit to Vulcan Park & Museum!

To learn more about the Vulcans on Parade, an initiative of our Junior Leadership board, visit


It's and YOU can help preserve our city's history by becoming a Vulcan Park & Museum member today!

Member perks include:

🎯Free entry
🎯shopping discounts
🎯discounted event tickets
🎯 and MORE!

Visit to learn more and join today!


Show off your love for Vulcan with a Vulcan car tag.

With every Vulcan car tag purchase, proceeds benefit Vulcan Park Foundation and ensure that 'The Big Guy' continues to stand atop Red Mountain for many generations to come.

Get your personalized tag today at

Photos from Vulcan Park and Museum's post 07/13/2023

Congratulations to our three lucky winners of the 2023 photo contest in conjunction with Thunder on the Mountain presented by Medical Properties Trust! won for 'most votes', for 'most patriotic', and .guy_ for 'staff favorite'!

A huge thank you to all of the contributing organizations who donated to our wonderful prize packs!


Have you stopped by Vulcan Park & Museum to check out our latest exhibit in the Linn-Henley Gallery, Birmingham's Early Middle Eastern Community: Celebrating Life and Liturgy?

Visit to purchase tickets today!

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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; 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 website.

While the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award contest lives on - 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, 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. averages 5 million visitors per month. It was acquired by USA TODAY in January of 2013.

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