Discover the ethnic and industrial traditions of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area in south-western Pennsylvania, the region known as the Steel Capital of the World for over a hundred years!

Routes to Roots leads you from mansions and milltowns to national landmarks and quirky local gems, inviting you to savor the flavors and folklife of a region as diverse as its people.

While you’re online, stop into our web-store and order a copy of the companion Routes to Roots driving guidebook to take along in your car as you explore the Rivers of Steel region.





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about each route.

Routes to Roots is a project of Steel Industry Heritage Corporation, coordinator of the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area in southwestern Pennsylvania, with support from the National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Recreation and Conservation, Pennsylvania Heritage Parks Program; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; and the Pennsylvania Tourism Office.
© 2005 Steel Industry Heritage Corporation

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