History and Social Studies

Historic Places/Sites

Arlington Antebellum Home & Garden

Located on six acres, this antebellum home & garden was built by Judge William S. Mudd, one of the ten founders of Birmingham. It is furnished with a collection of 19th century decorative arts. 331 Cotton Avenue Southwest, Birmingham, AL 35211. Tel: 205-780-5656. Cost: Fee.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

It was the target of the racially motivated 16th Street Baptist Church bombing that killed four girls in the midst of the American Civil Rights Movement. The church is still in operation and is a central landmark in the Birmingham Civil Rights District. It was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 2006. 1530 Sixth Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203. Tel: 205-251-9402. Cost: Fee.

Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark

Sloss is currently the only twentieth-century blast furnace in the U.S. being preserved and interpreted as an historic industrial site. Contributes to the interpretation of twentieth-century ironmaking technology. 20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, AL 35222. Tel: 205-324-1911.