Current Exhibit

Bost Building Exhibits 

Working Class Images
Exhibition examines life and culture in the Monongahela Valley, featuring the work of Charlee Brodsky, Peter Oresick, Robert Qualters, and Jennifer Rempel, presented in partnership with the Battle of Homestead Foundation.  

The Restored Rooms

The Bost Building was built in 1892 as a hotel and served as the temporary headquarters for the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers during the Homestead Lockout and Strike. Two rooms in the building have been restored to the way they looked in 1892, with original floorboards and period reproduction wallpaper. One room tells the story of the Homestead Strike; the other contains photographs that chronicle the restoration of the building from dilapidation through its opening as the Rivers of Steel Visitors Center.

restored room in the museumRecently added to the restored rooms is a computer kiosk displaying an exciting documentary on the Battle of Homestead. Using archival footage, photographs and documents, this film allows you to learn about history on the site where it occurred.

The Homestead Room

Homestead Room in the museum

The Homestead Room is a permanent exhibit displaying artifacts and art work specifically related to the Homestead Works. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a 23.5' long model of the Homestead Works that originally stood in the General Office Building of the mill.


Admission - Adults $3
                   Children under 14 - $1
                   Members - FREE

Bost Buiding Exhibit Hours

Monday-Friday: 10 AM to 2 PM;
Other times by appointment.  Closed on federal holidays.

Rivers of Steel's exhibits and offices will be closed on the following days:

Monday, January 1, 2018
Monday, January 15, 2018
Monday, February 19, 2018
Monday, May 28, 2018
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Monday, September 3, 2018
Monday, October 8, 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
Thursday & Friday, November 22 & 23, 2018
Tuesday, December 25, 2018

National Park Passport Program

Cancellation stamps for the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail are available at the visitor center at the Bost Building during exhibit hours. 


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Pump House Exhibits

Located in the Waterfront at 880 E. Waterfront Drive, Munhall, the Pump House was the site of the battle between workers and the Pinkerton Detective agents during the 1892 Homestead Lockout and Strike.  The site has been renovated for use as an interpretive space. The Pump House is also a trailhead for the Great Allegheny Passage.  The parking lot and restrooms are closed for the season.  Facilities will reopen in the spring.



160-inch Mill

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