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    Tannehill Ironwork Alabama Tour - Tour Civil War Era Ironworks
    - Hiking & Nature Trails
    - Miniature Railway
    - Historical Museums
    - Pioneer Farm
    - Youth Group Camping
    - Ironworks Demonstrations
    - A Blast From The Past

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    More than 1,500 acres in three counties set aside for hiking, camping and outdoor recreation. A miniature railroad chugs through the pines. From spring through fall, the blacksmith, miller and craftsmen demonstrate their trades. Craft shops occupy restored pioneer cabins and artisans chat with visitors from their front porches.

    The beautiful tree-lined valley, hillsides rich in ore and swiftly flowing Roupes Creek made this a perfect setting for a successful iron making operation, as the early settlers realized.

    Steeped in history, Tannehill Ironworks recaptures a famous time period. The cotton gin, pioneer farm and working gristmill preserve a long-gone way of life. Hiking trails retrace historic roadways. Artifacts of Alabama’s 19th century iron industry displayed in the Iron and Steel Museum put in perspective the massive stone furnaces, Tannehill’s awe-inspiring centerpiece.

    Tannehill Ironwork Alabama Tour

    Tannehill Attractions:

    • Civil War Era Ironworks: blast furnaces
    • Iron & Steel Museum of Alabama
    • James Scott Young Country Store
    • Historical Buildings: Gristmill, cotton gin and more than 45 other historical buildings of the 1800s
    • Pioneer farm
    • Tannehill Hiking Trails: Trail maps available at the park office.
    • Miniature railway:
    • Tri-County Marker: A 900-pound granite replica of a compass marks the spot where three counties – Jefferson, Tuscaloosa and Bibb – converge in Tannehill State Park.

    Shirley Real Environmental Trail
    A great activity for Scout Troops that are camping at Camp Jack Wright is to hike the state park. The trail is approximately one mile long and its entrance is next to the Camp Jack Wright gate (after entering the trail gate, take the right fork). The trail terminus is at Roupes Creek and the Civil War era Tannehill blast furnaces.

    Tannehill Attractions:

    Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park
    12632 Confederate Parkway, McCalla, AL 35111
    Park Phone Number: 205-477-5711; Tannehill.org - Park Website
    Open Daily: Sunrise to Sunset;
    Directions: 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 (approximately 2 miles) or you can take I-459 to exit 1 and follow signs (approximately 7 miles).


    Tour Camp Jack Wright Alabama BSA Camp Jack Wright
    GAC - Traditional Camp

    Camp Jack Wright is located in the Roupes Valley, adjacent to Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. A beautiful nature area with great hiking trails, plentiful wildlife, professional orienteering course, horseback trailrides. Civil War museum and pioneer farm is located next door. Lots to do for both older and younger boy scouts.

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