We're excited to kick off the 2016 tour season on May 1. Visit the tour page for information on guided tours of Carrie Furnaces, Happy Hour Tours, Babushkas and Hard Hats, and more!
The new arts and culture wing of Rivers of Steel has been a long time in the making. Read more about this exciting new endeavor.
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area announced that they have reached a final agreement with the board of RiverQuest for the acquisition of that organization and its assets. Read the press release here.
Rivers of Steel is accepting resumes for part-time Historic Site Coordinators and Tour Guides for the upcoming tour season (May through October). Click here for information.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday - 10 AM to 2 PM (closed on holidays); other times by appointment by calling 412-464-4020 ext. 46.
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.
Explore the creation of this salvage art sculpture.
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.
Our collections consist of artifacts, documents, photographs and audio-visual materials that show many aspects of southwestern Pennsylvania's industrial, cultural, and ethnic traditions.
Experience the Homestead Labyrinth from dawn to dusk at the Waterfront. Curious? Take a sneak peek.
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.
May 3 at 8:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Support Rivers of Steel on May 3! Donation accepted from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
May 4 at 6:00 PM
May 7 at 9:00 AM
May 21 at 11:00 AM
History and ecology of Carrie Furnaces
The Homestead Works 160-Inch Mill was one of the largest plate mills in the U.S.
|Albert Serak||J&L Steel Corporation / Aliquippa Works|
|Andrew J. Gigliotti||Edgar Thompson|
|Leslie Joel Richards||Homestead Works|
|Randy McQuiston||Cold Draw B&W Beaver Falls PA|