For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Birmingham, Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park can help you get back in touch with the
beautiful nature that Alabama has to offer.
Tannehill has activities for all ages including camping, hiking, bike riding, fishing and other recreational outdoor activities.
It also offers its famed “trade days” on the third Sunday of each month from March through November. Craftsmen and artisans from all over the state bring their wares to sell. Visitors can enjoy food, shopping and train rides while enjoying the Alabama outdoors.
For those interested in exploring the rich history of the Birmingham area, Tannehill has a museum. It not only demonstrates how iron was made throughout the Civil War, but also explains Tannehill’s origin as a major iron
and steel furnace during the 19th century that shut down after massive fires damaged the furnaces beyond repair. Tannehill’s Ironworks were the beginning of Birmingham’s Iron and Steel Industry, which virtually put the city on the map in the early 1800’s.
Tannehill also has a restaurant and country store where groceries and camping supplies are available. The old-fashioned Sweet Shoppe is a sweet stop where visitors can purchase homemade cookies and candies.
When city life gets a little too hectic, Tannehill State Park serves as a great country get away. For more information including hours and annual events, visit tannehill.org.
Photos by Kaitlin Bitz