Showcasing 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!
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.
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.