Tannehill Ironworks Historical Park

County: Bibb  |   Attraction Types: Birding Trail, Historic Site, Museum, Outdoor Recreation, Park

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McCalla, AL 35111

Tannehill State Historical Park spans three counties and has more than 1,500 acres available for outdoor recreation, such as hiking, swimming, and birding. The park is home to iron furnaces that date back to 1830. The furnaces, once used by the Confederate States during the Civil War, were located in the park on the banks of rushing Roupes Creek. Most of the park is level and relatively open, with only one significant hill on the entire property. The park is criss-crossed by paved, gravel, and dirt roads, which make virtually the entire park easily and quickly accessible to visitors.

A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. From spring through fall, the blacksmith, miller and craftsmen demonstrate their trades.

Tannehill Park is a day use park open 365 days a year. It also offers campground facilities. Park usage is generally limited to sunrise to sunset including holidays except for campground activities and receptions. The visitor center is open from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday , Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m and Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm

Tannehill is located off Interstate 59, 12 miles southwest of Bessemer, less than 30 minutes from downtown Birmingham. Take I-59/20 to Exit 100 and follow the signs (appoximately 2 miles) or you can take I-459 to Exit 1 and follow signs (approximately 7 miles).

Address: 12632 Confederate Parkway McCalla, AL 35111
Phone: (205) 477-5711
Latitude: 33.2544341 | Longitude: -87.066115
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