Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

We're Hiring!

Rivers of Steel is looking to fill the recently vacated positon of Manager of Tourism and Receptive Services. View the position description and requirements here.   


RiverQuest Programs

We're taking reservations for field trips on Explorer! Click here for information.


Bost Building Closed for Memorial Day

The visitor center and offices at the Bost Building will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017 in obserance of Memorial Day.


Carrie Furnaces Tours and More!

Tickets for the 2017 season are available now!  Tours begin May 6 and run through October.


Blue Star Museums

Rivers of Steel, in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America, offers free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2017.


Motorcoach Tours

Rivers of Steel Heritage Tours offers complete tour planning for motorcoach groups – day trips and overnight tours – within Western Pennsylvania. See what all the buzz is about!


Rivers of Steel Arts

The arts and culture wing of Rivers of Steel has been a long time in the making. Read more about this exciting endeavor.


Shop AmazonSmile and Support Rivers of Steel

Shopping on AmazonSmile is an easy way to support Rivers of Steel! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Rivers of Steel every time you shop on AmazonSmile.


Steel Footprints

This virtual exhibit shows the intense concentration of both large and small mills that once dominated the landscape of southwestern Pennsylvania.  Click here to explore the exhibit.


The Carrie Deer Project

Explore the creation of this salvage art sculpture.


Tell us your story

We want to hear from you! Share your memories of working in southwestern Pennsylvania’s industries or tell us about life in the region’s industrial communities. Your stories help to preserve the past for future generations.  Click here to read the stories that others have shared.


Search the archives

ArchivesOur collections consist of artifacts, documents, photographs and audio-visual materials that show many aspects of southwestern Pennsylvania's industrial, cultural, and ethnic traditions.


Homestead Labyrinth

Homestead LabyrinthExperience the Homestead Labyrinth from dawn to dusk at the Waterfront. Curious? Take a sneak peek.

 

 


 

Facebook Logo Twitter Logo

Explore Southwestern PA

Industry, immigrants, diverse communities, rivers and river valleys, these elements chartered the course for southwestern Pennsylvania’s ascendancy as the steel making capital of the world.

From them flowed an industrial empire that would change the world forever and create the skyscrapers, railroads, and bridges of our modern world. Come visit southwestern Pennsylvania to discover the unique character and distinctive traditions in the birth place of the Age of Big Steel.

Upcoming Events

Carrie Blast Furnaces Guided Tour

May 20 at 10 AM and 11 AM Saturdays, and 1 PM Sundays through October, also 10 AM on Fridays (June through August only)

160-Inch Mill

The Homestead Works 160-Inch Mill was one of the largest plate mills in the U.S.

See more videos »

Workers Wall

Name Location
Francis "Smokey" Ridge Duquesne Works
Herman Berger American Bridge - Aliquippa
Claudia Minick J & L Aliquippa Works
Henry Glogowski Sr. J&L Tin Mill Aliquippa