Rivers of Steel showcases the artistry and innovation of southwestern Pennsylvania’s industrial and cultural heritage by fostering dynamic initiatives and transformative experiences.
Artistry. Industry. Innovation.
Things to Do
Tours, workshops, special events—there is always something fresh to do with Rivers of Steel!
Try your hand at one of Rivers of Steel's most in-demand programs—The Doodle Bowl Experience!
While iron production may have stopped at the Carrie Blast Furnaces in 1982, the era of Carrie as an artistic muse was just beginning.
Step back in time to the early 1900s and discover the artistry of handcrafted manufacturing.
A community-based program that explores the intersectionality of graffiti and metal arts!
Explore the mystique of the Carrie Blast Furnaces. The awe it inspires and power it exudes it the inspiration for the latest exhibition at the Bost Building.
Located in multiple venues throughout Homestead’s Eighth Avenue business district—and at street-side pop-ups along the way—Homestead Live Fridays features local performers, art exhibitions, and activities.
Visit, learn, and experience all five of the Rivers of Steel attractions that showcase the artistry and innovation of our region’s rich heritage.
Docked on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, an excursion on Explorer offers unparalleled opportunities to experience the beauty and history of Pittsburgh from its majestic rivers.
Site of the 1892 Battle of Homestead and a key part of the U.S. Steel Homestead Steel Works
This time capsule of America’s industrial heritage embodies the “can-do” spirit of early 20th-century craftsmen.
The Bost Building serves as the Visitors’ Center for the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and offers exhibits on the region’s industrial and cultural heritage.