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Welcome to cast iron’s hometown!

Introducing the Lodge Museum of Cast Iron—a destination for folks who love all-things cast iron and for those just learning about America’s original cookware. Open 7 days a week, from 8 am to 6 pm CT.

 

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

Plan your visit

Based in South Pittsburg, Tennessee, the museum takes visitors through the history of this incredible cookware, how it’s made, and what it means to food culture. We recommend allowing at least 2 hours to tour the museum, shop at the Factory Store, and grab a bite to eat at Big Bad Breakfast (coming soon!).

Hours

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
423-403-7707

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 museum entrance, online ticket sales coming soon!

Check out our Factory Store

What can I expect to see at the museum?

Visitors to the museum can experience cast iron from three different angles.

Lodge foundry worker standing next to giant ladle pouring melted iron

How it's Made

A re-creation of what it’s like to cast iron in the foundry, highlighting how the craft has changed—and how some things never need to.

Lodge History & Legacy

A look at the ingenuity and grit that has kept the Lodge tradition going for generations.

Historic photograph portrait of Joseph Lodge
wall of cast iron products surrounding a lit up lodge logo

Cast Iron Culture

A spotlight on all the ways cast iron has played a role in culture, including the foodways of the American South, created in partnership with the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Plus, the World's Largest Cast Iron Skillet

We believe in the wisdom of “go big or go home,” so the museum is home to this very special skillet, measuring over 18 feet from handle to handle and weighing 14,360 pounds—big enough to fry about 650 eggs. Come camera-ready!

close up view of the world's largest cast iron skillet
View of the outside entrance to the lodge factory store

Lodge Factory Store

Experience the Lodge Cast Iron Factory Store.

Just on the other side of the museum, you’ll find the Factory Store—a place for all things Lodge. Here you can discover our full line of products, shop factory seconds, or pick up a souvenir to commemorate your trip. Our friendly staff will also be happy to answer questions and provide tips for using your cookware.

Learn more about the factory store

FAQ

Have questions about your visit?

Tickets are available for purchase at the museum entrance.

Most guests can fully enjoy all the exhibits in about 45-60 minutes.

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.

Coming soon: The best breakfast and lunch cuisine in the world will be 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!

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 Factory Store purchases to all military, law enforcement, and first responders with verifiable identification.

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
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