Rivers of Steel's exhibits and offices will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of Presidents' Day.
Thanks for another great tour season! Tours will resume in May, 2017.
Visit the Hard Hatted Women: Trailblazing in the Labor Unions and Carrie Furnaces Through the Lens exhibitions Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10 AM to 2 PM now through December 21.
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!
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.
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.
The Homestead Works 160-Inch Mill was one of the largest plate mills in the U.S.
|Karl Gaber||J & L / LTV Southside Works|
|William Greenaway||National Tube, McKeesport, PA|
|George Golock||Carrie Furnace|