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 beautiful public park for visitors and locals to enjoy. With an official information center operated by the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau, Vulcan Park and Museum serves as the first stop for visitors to the Birmingham area!


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Vulcan Trail

Although Vulcan Trail, and its parking lot, begins on the north side of Vulcan Park, it is an entity that is owned and operated by the City of Birmingham Park & Recreation Board. Currently, Vulcan Trail is closed due to the Kiwanis Centennial Project  extension of the trail. Upon reopening, Vulcan Trail will close each day at dusk. To learn more about the trail, please follow the link to the Birmingham Park & Recreation site listed below.  We appreciate your patience during this time and look forward to the trail reopening following completion of this project.


Tickets are available for purchase at the Ticket Booth located at the park entrance. The following forms of payment are accepted: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card, Travelers, personal or business checks and cash.

Daily Admission Rates (plus tax) 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.:

  • Adult $6
  • Seniors (65+) / Military $5
  • Children ages 5-12 $4
  • Children 4 years and under free

Evening Admission Rates 6 - 10 p.m.:

  • All ages 5 and up $4 plus tax
  • Children 4 years and under free

Group Rates (Non-School Groups)

Groups of 10 or more receive $1 discount off daily adult admission price with advanced reservation and when making one payment. For group reservations, contact Museum Program Coordinator at 205.933.1409 x. 114 or or fill out the online group tour form.

Group Rates (School Groups)

Explore Birmingham through a field trip to Vulcan Park and Museum. For group reservations, contact Museum Program Coordinator at 205.933.1409 x. 114 or or fill out the online group tour form.

Vulcan Members – FREE!
AAA Members – 20% off general admission price for cardholder and 1 guest.

Park Rules

For a safe and pleasant experience, please refrain from the following prohibited activities during your visit:

  • Smoking / Vaping
  • Bicycles, Skates, Skateboards, etc.
  • Barbecuing / Open flames
  • Soliciting
  • Pets off leashes
  • Drones / remote control aircrafts

*Please Note: Pets are not permitted inside Vulcan Center Museum or Observation Tower, or on park grounds during public events. Visitors are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Service animals are welcome.

**Please refrain from carrying firearms within the boundaries of Vulcan Park and Museum.