Voices of Carrie Furnaces

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Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is operating guided tours of the Carrie Blast 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 the Voices of Carrie Furnaces tour, a Rivers of Steel tour guide will lead visitors through the iron-making process, telling the story of the site's technology, workers, and culture from it's heyday to the post-industrial present.  Former steelworkers will be on hand throughout the site to share their personal anecdotes.

Allow 2 hours.

Recommended for ages 8+

Please note that the Carrie Furnaces are part of a formerly abandoned industrial site.  Heels and/or open-toed shoes are not permitted.  At this time the site is not wheelchair accessible.

Directions to the site can be found here.

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Carrie Furnaces North Braddocksfield Avenue
Rankin, PA 15104