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Brierfield Ironworks Historical State Park

Furnace Parkway, Brierfield, AL 35035, USA

Brierfield Ironworks began production under direction of the Confederacy in 1862, providing iron to the Selma Arsenal during the Civil War. On March 31, 1865, the furnace was the target of a raid by troops of Gen. James Wilson as part of his campaign in central Alabama. After the war the Ironworks was purchased by Gen. Josiah Gorgas, a Confederate chief of ordnance, and remained in operation until 1894. The remains are present at the park.


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Brierfield is located off Interstate 65 on Alabama Highway 25. From Birmingham take I-65 South or from Montgomery take I-65 North to Alabama Highway 25 exit (Exit 228). Go South on Hwy 25 approximately 15 miles. Park entrance is on the left. From Tuscaloosa take US Highway 82 to Centreville; at Centreville turn right onto Alabama Highway 25 towards Montevallo. Park is approximately 12 miles from Centreville.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, food, gift shop, cabin rentals, historic weapons range, swimming pool, camping, trails.

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Admission Fee

adults $2.00, seniors and children $1.00.


Daily: Sunrise to sunset



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