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Welcome to Cast Iron's Hometown!

The Lodge Museum of Cast Iron is a celebration of American-made cast iron and a can’t-miss destination for folks who love cooking, history, food culture, and very large skillets. Located in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, it’s an interactive experience the whole family will enjoy.

Visit us 7 days a week, from 8 am to 6 pm CT.


world's largest cast iron skillet inside the museum of cast iron

Take a one-of-a-kind adventure through cast iron history

Based in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, the Museum of Cast Iron takes visitors through the history of American cooking, using cast iron as an entry point. Learn how this incredible cookware is made, what it means to food culture, and what the future holds for those who love to cook authentically.

Tips for your visit:
– Allow for one hour in the Museum and one hour to eat and shop.
– Bring your camera—you’ll have lots of photo-ops!
– Skip the line! Get your tickets ahead of time.


Museum and Factory Store
7 days a week, 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM CT

Find Us

220 East 3rd St
South Pittsburg, TN 37380

Ticket Pricing

Entry to the museum is $10 + tax per person and free for children under the age of 5.

Ready to make the visit?

Tickets are available at the self-service kiosks and guest services desk at the entrance of the museum. Or, you can skip the line and reserve your tickets ahead of time. See you soon!

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Plan a group trip!

The Lodge Museum of Cast Iron is a great destination for school field trips, big outings, and group tours! Want to plan a visit for 10 or more guests? Fill out our Group Ticketing form and we’ll get the big skillet ready for your group.

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Shop at the Factory Store

Check out where it all began at our flagship store! Here, you can discover our full line of products, shop factory seconds, or pick up a souvenir to commemorate your trip.

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Photograph of the outside of the Lodge Cast Iron Factory Store in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

Tuck in at Big Bad Breakfast

Stop in for a meal at Big Bad Breakfast, a beloved purveyor of delicious, down-home Southern fare located within our Museum building.                                                                   

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Photograph of the interior of Big Bad Breakfast in South Pittsburg, Tennessee.

Stay a while!

Located just 30 minutes south of Chattanooga, discover all of the fun South Pittsburg has to offer! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite places in the area, but if you need any suggestions during your visit, just stop by our guest services desk.

Check out our local guide

What can I expect to see at the museum?

We crafted an interactive museum experience that tells the story of American-made cast iron. Each exhibit will help guests of all ages to learn, play, and take part in cast iron history!

How it's made section of the Lodge Museum.

How Cast Iron is Made

Have you ever wondered what happens to a skillet before it hits your stovetop? It’s a blend of art and science, which we unpack in an interactive exhibit. We’ve recreated the Foundry process to give you a hands-on experience of what it’s like to make cast iron cookware—including a chance to operate an electromagnet to collect all of the ingredients you need to make a skillet.

Heritage and History

Cast Iron cookware has deep roots in American history. At the Lodge Museum of Cast Iron we proudly represent this history while giving guests historical insight into the Lodge Legacy. For over 125 years, Lodge Cast Iron has been manufacturing cast iron that sets the standard in cookware. Take a look at the ingenuity and grit that has kept our tradition going for generations, see unique pieces pulled from our vaults, and be part of our story by sharing your own cast iron memories.

Historical photo of Joseph Lodge- the founder of Lodge Cast Iron.
Food and culture section of the Lodge museum.

Cast Iron Food & Culture

We worked with the Southern Foodways Alliance to spotlight all the ways cast iron has played a role in food culture across the American South, from the sea to the mountains. Learn from expert chefs and see how they use cast iron to create incredible dishes. Build your own cookbook with cast iron-inspired recipes. Plus, take a deep-dive into all the surprising ways that cast iron shows up in popular culture. There's so much to discover—and so much inspiration to take home with you.

The World's Largest Cast Iron Skillet

We believe in the wisdom of “go big or go home." The museum is home to a very special skillet—the world's largest, in fact—measuring over 18 feet from handle to handle and weighing 14,360 pounds. That's big enough to fry about 650 eggs! Come camera-ready.

World's Largest Cast Iron Skillet in the Lodge Museum.


Have questions about your visit?

Tickets are available for purchase online or at the museum entrance. 

Most guests can fully enjoy all the exhibits in about 45-60 minutes, but we recommend giving your visit 2 hours so you can browse the Factory Store or visit our friends at Big Bad Breakfast.

While we don’t require masks on our campus, we remain mask-friendly to guests and staff members who feel more comfortable wearing one.

Yes! All areas of the Factory Store, Museum, and restaurant follow ADA standards.

Pets and service animals are allowed in the museum as long as they are on a leash or in a carrier at all times. Any animal that is deemed to be negatively affecting another guest’s experience, including noise and aggression, will be asked to leave the area.

No. The Museum features a rich, interactive foundry experience; however, tours of our actual foundries are not available at this time.

The best breakfast and lunch cuisine in the world is available in the same building at Big Bad Breakfast! There are also a few options in town that our associates will be happy to refer you to.

Yes, RV and bus parking is available! However, our RV parking is for daytime use only. If you are looking for an RV park for camping in the area, we recommend a visit to our friends at Sasquatch Farm RV Park!

Of course! If your group is more than 20 people or needs special accommodations, please email us at [email protected].

Lodge offers a 15% discount on Museum tickets and Factory Store purchases to all military, law enforcement, and first responders with verifiable identification.

No, food and drink are not allowed inside the museum. However, you’re welcome to leave water bottles at the Guest Services desk while you enjoy the museum.

Yes, please do! We have many photo-ops throughout the museum, so be sure to snap pics and tag us on social!

The Museum is self-guided, but staff will be available to answer questions throughout your visit.

Yes, the Museum is great for kids of all ages! We ask visitors bringing children 14 and younger to have one adult chaperone per 5 children.

Find Us!

Getting ready for your trip to South Pittsburg? We’re located just 30 minutes outside of Chattanooga, TN, on the edge of the Cumberland Plateau. We’re excited to meet you soon!

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Google maps screenshot of the SP Lodge Cast Iron location

Visitor Conduct

We want the Museum to be a fun place for all! Please be courteous to other guests and staff members. While many of our exhibits are interactive, some are just for looking. Look for signs indicating whether the display is interactive or not. To keep everyone safe, we ask that you do not run, climb, or jump inside the museum.

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