This Historic Park Is One Of Alabama's Best-Kept Secrets
Alabama is home to many places just waiting to be discovered, including Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. Unless you’re from the area, or you’re very familiar with Alabama’s iron and steel industry, you might not even know this park exists. Take a look below to learn all about Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, including why it’s one of Alabama’s best-kept secrets.
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is located in McCalla, Alabama. It's an absolute must-visit for history lovers of all ages.
The most unique feature of this park is its furnaces, which are among the nation's best preserved Civil War landmarks.
With more than 1,500 acres, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park is spread over three counties.
The Alabama Iron and Steel Museum is one of the park's most popular attractions. It features a variety of exhibits that show how iron was produced during the Civil War. For information about additional park attractions/activities, click
Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park also offers a variety of recreational activities for people of all ages, including hiking, fishing, camping, etc.
While making your way through the park, you'll stumble upon several unique buildings, including the Old Kimbrell Methodist Church, which was built in 1905, and...
...the John Wesley Hall Grist Mill, which is a replica of the original one built in 1867. The original grist mill burned down during the Civil War.
For those of you who wish to stay a few days to fully explore Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, rental cabins are available. For information about these cabins, including rates, click
here. Both improved and primitive camping options are also available. For information, click here.
For more information about Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park, you can view its website
and its Facebook page
. You can visit Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park at 12632 Confederate Pkwy., McCalla, AL 35111. It's open from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week.
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