Rivers of Steel offers unique experiences to connect with southwestern Pennsylvania’s rich heritage via tours, workshops, exhibitions, festivals, and more!


Discover the artistry and innovation of southwestern Pennsylvania’s rich heritage on a Rivers of Steel tour! Our most popular experiences include sightseeing tours of the Carrie Blast Furnaces and excursions on the Explorer riverboat, which are offered regularly from late spring to early fall.

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Finding inspiration in the most unlikely places, Rivers of Steel workshops offer engaging ways to explore southwestern Pennsylvania’s legacy of innovation and industrial might. For the creative and the curious, these programs are adaptable for many ages and skill levels. The only prerequisite is a desire to try something new!

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Rivers of Steel curates, hosts, and presents a variety of exhibitions—from pop-up events and large-scale site-specific installations to traditional gallery shows and traveling archival cases.

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From Carrie Blast Furnaces’ annual extravaganza, the Festival of Combustion, to an array of seasonal festivities in towns throughout southwestern PA, Rivers of Steel’s community events celebrate creative connections and cultural heritage.

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for your wedding, workshop, or corporate event at one of our unique attractions.