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Showcasing the artistry and innovation of southwestern Pennsylvania’s industrial and cultural heritage by fostering dynamic initiatives and transformative experiences

Experience Rivers of Steel

Things to Do

Tours, workshops, special events—there is always something fresh to do with Rivers of Steel!

Experience a drive-in like no other! With the Carrie Blast Furnaces as your backdrop and a lineup of can’t-miss double features, the stage is set for summer fun!

Connect with Pittsburgh’s steel industry heritage on this guided tour of the Carrie Blast Furnaces National Historic Landmark.

Step back in time to the early 1900s and discover the artistry of handcrafted manufacturing at the W.A. Young & Sons Foundry and Machine Shop, a National Historic Landmark.


Rivers of Steel is now accepting applications for its Mini-Grant program, which assists heritage-related sites and organizations, as well as municipalities, within the borders of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. The Mini-Grants may be used to develop new and innovative programs, partnerships, exhibits, tours, and other initiatives.


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.

A vestige of Pittsburgh’s 20th-century domination of the steel industry

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.

Rivers of Steel Hires new Vice President & Chief Operations Officer

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Rivers of Steel Hires Amy Baldonieri as new Vice President & Chief Operations Officer Homestead, PA (September 23, 2020)—Rivers of Steel is excited to announce that Amy Baldonieri has filled the…
Clusters of Families stand six feet or more apart in the ore yard.

Rivers of Steel Reopens More Attractions

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Rivers of Steel is Reopening More Attractions In mid-June Rivers of Steel resumed tours and workshops at the Carrie Blast Furnaces. Not only have these programs been well attended, guests…
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Art For Everyone

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By Jon Engel, co-curator of the Homestead Streetside Gallery   |   Featured Image: Mural by Darryl Bennett, installed on Seventh Avenue, Homestead. Art for Everyone Especially these days, I often find…