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November 17, 2024

Photo Safari

Sunday, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Choose your own adventure on this photo safari!

The Carrie Furnaces are undoubtedly a photographer’s muse. The form and texture of the structures cater to seasonal scenes, and the interplay of light offers endless perspectives of this industrial edifice. Take inspiration from the wide vistas or the delicate details at this National Historic Landmark site. You won’t want miss this opportunity to photograph the Carrie Blast Furnaces with only a few other photographers around!

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Hours & Admission*

This program is offered on the following dates in 2024: April 14, June 23, August 18, September 22 & November 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

General Admission 

$30

*Space is limited. We recommend purchasing tickets in advance as we cannot guarantee tickets will be available for walk-ups.

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"Such a cool place! I think everyone in Pittsburgh should check it out at least once!" —Olivia Weber, Google Review

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Location & Directions

The Carrie Blast Furnaces are located in the communities of Swissvale and Rankin in the Monongahela River Valley.

The address is 801 Carrie Furnace Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15218.

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What to Know Before You Go

As a former industrial site, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure an enjoyable visit.

  • What to wear:  The majority of the site is outdoors; please dress for the weather. Additionally, the ground is uneven—sensible shoes are a must. Open-toed shoes and high heels are prohibited. 
  • Restrooms & concessions: The rawness of the site is certainly part of its charm. However, that rawness also limits the creature comforts many of us are accustomed to, like running water. Portable bathrooms, hand washing stations, and hand sanitizer are available. Food amenities are not available (with some exceptions, such as food trucks at festivals).
  • Photography: Photography is permitted. For safety reasons, videography and drones are prohibited.
  • Accessibility: Handicapped parking is available. However, the grounds are uneven and may not be accessible for most wheelchairs. Contact us at info@riversofsteel.com for details and options.
  • COVID-19 Policies: Please be advised of our current COVID-19 policies.
  • Liability: By purchasing admission tickets, all visitors consent to the terms of our liability waiver and consent to be photographed (PDF).
  • Admission: Site access is limited to guided tours, workshops, and events. Unless otherwise noted, all admissions are ticketed.
  • Location: The Carrie Blast Furnaces are located in the communities of Swissvale and Rankin in the Monongahela River Valley. The address is 801 Carrie Furnace Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15218.

Thank you for following these guidelines. We wish you to have the best visit possible, and appreciate your patience as we continue to improve the visitor experience.

For more information, contact info@riversofsteel.com.

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Details

Date:
November 17
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://17919.blackbaudhosting.com/17919/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=6765e552-eab4-47fb-bf25-5cda360aa3bb

Venue

Carrie Blast Furnaces
801 Carrie Furnace Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 United States
Phone
412.464.0838
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Organizer

Rivers of Steel