Carrie Furnaces Guided Tour
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Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is operating guided tours of the Carrie Furnaces. Constructed in 1906, the furnaces stood at the heart of U.S. Steel's Homestead Works until 1979. At one time, the furnaces and the steelworkers who labored in them produced more than 1,000 tons of iron a day. Now, these 92-foot-tall structures stand as sentinels to Pittsburgh's steel heritage. On this tour, a Rivers of Steel tour guide will lead visitors through the iron-making process, sharing the story of the site's technology, workers, and culture from it's heyday to the post-industrial present. Allow 2 hours. Recommended for ages 8+ Directions to Carrie Furnaces All visitors to the Carrie Furnaces are required to sign a liability waiver, which can be downloaded here . Self-paced tours of the Carrie Furnaces are also available. Click here for information.