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

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Carrie Blast Furnaces

Rivers of Steel Reopens the Carrie Blast Furnaces for Modified Tours and Workshops

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Rivers of Steel Reopens the Carrie Blast Furnaces for Modified Tours and Workshops Homestead, PA (June 12, 2020)—Rivers of Steel is excited to announce the opening of its 2020 season…
A docent leading a group on the Industrial Tour at the Carrie Blast Furnaces.

Reopening Rivers of Steel

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Reopening Rivers of Steel's Attractions The safety of our employees and visitors is of paramount importance.  Rivers of Steel adheres to the guidelines and restrictions set by the Commonwealth of…
A black and white street scene of Baum Blvd, showing Motor Square Garden

Pittsburgh and the Automobile Industry in the Early 20th Century

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Image: A view of Baum Boulevard at South Beatty Street with a view of Motor Square Garden, Pittsburgh Auto Club, and the East Liberty Presbyterian Church steeple. Image courtesy Pittsburgh…

Things to Do

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

Take a day trip and explore historical sites, cultural attractions, family-owned restaurants, mom-and-pop shops, and natural beauty in southwestern Pennsylvania.

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

For the creative and the curious, Rivers of Steel’s workshops are fun experiences designed to foster new perspectives. (Pictured: Doodle Bowl Experience)


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 1982 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.