Discover Adventure


Red Mountain Park offers learning adventures for students of all ages. We’ll take you deep into the Park to discover the remains of historic mining structures, or show you how years of industry has given the land a unique biodiversity. Can’t make it out to the park? No problem! We also have a wide range of outreach programming that brings the experience of Red Mountain Park to you.

Teacher’s Guide

Teacher’s Guide

Pump your students up for their Red Mountain Park experience by downloading our free Teacher’s Guide for your classroom. Included is everything you need to know about Red Mountain’s essential place in history, and how important its mining operations were to our country, from the Civil War to World War II. You’ll also find engaging questions to prompt your students, as well as fun activities that will have them applying what they know before they even set foot in the park!

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K-12 Programming

Want to book a Classroom Outreach or Field Trip education program with us Great! First, have a look at our 2018 – 2019 Programs Guide to see which adventure is best for your class.

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All programs are aligned to Alabama Course of Study and Common Core standards.

Don’t see a program that meets your needs? No problem! We can gladly work with you to customize a visit for any grade level or subject area.

Classroom Outreach Requirements

  • Programs should be booked at least two weeks in advance.
  • We will need to arrive at your school 30-60 minutes early for set-up.
  • Pricing is set for schools up to 25 miles from Red Mountain Park. We are happy to serve schools at further distances; however, an extra mileage charge may apply.
  • A 20 percent deposit is required at the time of booking.

Field Trips Requirements

  • Programs should be booked at least two weeks in advance.
  • Students should wear closed-toe shoes and adequate clothes for outdoor activities/hiking.
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own bottled water/snacks — especially on hikes lasting one mile or more. Coolers with cups will be supplied at designated areas, included the Adventure Area.
  • We do not supply lunch, however, we are happy to bring school lunches into the park. There are multiple picnic areas for your group.
  • Guests should supply sunscreen, bug repellant, etc.
  • If a student is participating in an Adventure activity, such as the zip line, he or she must wear close-toe shoes and have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.

Education Contact

To schedule a time and date for your field trip, email Shelby Cole, our Education Specialist, or call 205.202.6043 ext. 18.

Higher Education

Archaeology and History

Red Mountain Park’s Archaeology Department cares for a growing archive of artifacts and documents that highlight the culture, history and archaeology of Red Mountain. We are actively engaged in an ongoing oral history project, which seeks to preserve the mountain’s past by recording the stories of its many workers and their families. Our historic sites also afford students the opportunity to explore the early beginnings of Alabama’s industrialization through guided archaeology programs.

The Archaeology Department offers many opportunities for volunteer work, internships and field schools organized through collaborative efforts with the University of Alabama at Birmingham and other area colleges.

Environmental Science

Environment is a top priority at Red Mountain Park. Our Natural Resource Specialist is focused on the conservation, preservation and restoration of the unique landscape here at Red Mountain. Innovation is key in dealing with the environmental challenges that present themselves on a daily basis when dealing with historically significant sites.

We have ample opportunities for volunteer work and internships centered around conservation and forest management. We also offer opportunities for Environmental Education through collaborative programming and classes.

To ask about our internships or collaborative programs or to schedule a speaking engagement, please email Rachel Ahrnsen, Natural Resource Specialist, or call 205.202.6043 ext. 22.

Adult Education


Learning never stops, so Red Mountain Park is constantly developing adult education programming to keep everyone engaged at all levels of life. For our adult learners, we currently offer customizable guided history hikes. Our programs department is growing, so be sure to visit us again for new educational opportunities!

To schedule you customizable history hike, please email Shelby Cole, our Education Specialist, or call 205.202.6043 ext. 18.