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Experience Rivers of Steel

Things to Do

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

Connect with Pittsburgh’s steel industry heritage on this guided tour of this National Historic Landmark!

Enjoy Rivers of Steel Student Programs at home or in your virtual classrooms!

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


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.

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Rivers of Steel Announces the 2021 Schedule of Movie Screenings at the Carrie Blast Furnaces

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Rivers of Steel Announces the 2021 Schedule of Movie Screenings at the Carrie Blast Furnaces Homestead, PA (March 25, 2021)—Rivers of Steel is excited to announce the return of 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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Women of Steel: Steffi Domike

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Women of Steel, the production team from the 1985 documentary of the same name— (left to right) Beth Destler, Steffi Domike, Linny Stovall, & Allyn Stewart Women of Steel—Steffi Domike…