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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!

Created by artist Lorraine Vullo in 2009, the Homestead Labyrinth at the Pump House was created to be a meditative journey that memorializes those who died on the site during the 1892 Battle of Homestead.

Step back in time to the early 1900s and discover the artistry of handcrafted manufacturing.

Visit our current exhibitions—"The Great Steel Strike of 1919" and "From the Vault: Staff Picks from the Rivers of Steel Archives."


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.

Title" The Homestead Strike & the Growth of America as an Industrial Power" appears in text over a historic image of a steel mill

Educator Opportunity: NEH Workshop

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This summer 72 educators from across the country will convene in Pittsburgh for a National Endowment for the Humanities-funded Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop presented by Rivers of…
Explorer at Sunset

6 Ways to Explore the Outdoors with Rivers of Steel this June

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Summer is officially here this Friday, and we've got some seriously amazing events lined up in the next two weeks that you don't want to miss out on. Twilight Soiree…
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Rivers of Steel to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

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Rivers of Steel to Receive Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts Homestead, PA (January 15, 2020)—Rivers of Steel has been approved for a $35,000 Art Works grant from…