Photo Safaris at Carrie Furnaces

Throughout its existence, the art of photography has been linked to western technological growth and industrialization. What better place to explore your own photographic vision than The Carrie Furnaces National Historic Landmark. The Carrie Furnaces were the heart and soul of U.S. Steel's Homestead Works during most of the twentieth century and remain the only examples of pre-World War II furnace technology in existence today. The former industrial site is now the setting for photo safaris appropriate for both novice and experienced photographers alike. 

The 3-hour photo safaris are led by Ivette Spradlin, a Cuban-American photographer, video artist, and educator. She received her BFA in Photography from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia and her MFA in Photography from Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has shown her work nationally and internationally, and has taught photography and digital imaging at colleges and universities in and around Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

Photo Safari Dates:
Saturday, May 14 at 7:00 AM (Sunrise Photo Safari)
Sunday, June 12 at 10 AM
Sunday, July 17 at 10 AM
Friday, August 19 at 7:30 PM (Sunset Photo Safari)
Sunday, September 11 at 10 AM
Sunday, October 23 at 10 AM 

Tuition:  $50

To view photos from previous photo safaris, click here.



The entrance to Carrie Furnaces is located at Carrie Furnace Boulevard, Rankin, PA 15104Please note that this is a new road and may not be recognized by your GPS or online mapping programs; it normally works on Google Maps however.  

Click here for turn by turn directions from Homestead/Duquesne and Edgewood/Swissvale.

If the ROAD CLOSED signs on Carrie Furnace Boulevard are up, please go around them and follow the road through the open gates to the parking lot.  Private photographic opportunities are available Monday through Friday, by appointment only. Contact Stacy Drane or call 412-464-4020 ext. 32 for information.  



160-inch Mill

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