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 comprehensive 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!


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

*Please visit the Ticket Booth for the discounts below:
Vulcan Members – FREE!

AAA Members – 20% off general admission price for cardholder and 1 guest.
Museums For All Program – This program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP) benefits visiting Vulcan Park and Museum at no charge, for up to four people, with the presentation of a SNAP Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card.


Daily Admission Rates 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.:
Adult (ages 13+) $6 plus tax
Seniors (65+)/Military $5 plus tax
Children (ages 5-12) $4 plus tax
Children 4 years and under Free

*Daily admission tickets include access to park grounds, observation tower and museum




Vulcan Park and Museum has free parking, accommodates tour buses and is wheelchair accessible.

Sensory Inclusive
Vulcan Park and Museum is part of Kulture City’s sensory inclusive program. This program is designed to help guests with sensory needs like PTSD, autism, dementia and strokes (to name a few) to feel welcomed. Our staff are trained by professionals in addition to sensory bags and signage to help all guests feel accepted and included regardless of the event that they are attending.


Braille Maps

VPM has braille park brochures and tactile maps available for checkout! See an associate at the Ticket Booth or reception desk inside Vulcan Center to use one on your next visit. 


Get Directions to Vulcan

Kiwanis Centennial Park & Vulcan TraiL

Opening in March 2018 and serving as a gift to the community to mark 100 years of service, the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham built Kiwanis Centennial Park, a $5.8 million expansion to Vulcan Park and Museum. Spearheaded by the 550-plus members of the club in cooperation with Vulcan Park and Museum and Freshwater Land Trust. Kiwanis Vulcan Trail is a 2-mile jogging and biking trail extending to Green Springs Highway and serving as the future hub for Birmingham’s planned 750-mile Red Rock Trail System.

The Kiwanis Centennial Park Plaza gates are open daily from 10:00 am – 6:00 p.m.

Group Rates

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 our Visitor Services Assistant Manager at at or fill out the online group tour form in the link below.

Book a tour

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
    • The FAA does not allow drones within 5 miles of an airport. We are within that range.
    • Vulcan is a federally protected monument and we do not want anything to damage it.
    • Safety of our visitors is our primary focus.
  • Balloons
  • Floating Lanterns
  • Confetti
  • Poppers

    Even if they are biodegradable, there is still a trace left.


    Balloons are allowed in Electra.

*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.