North Braddocksfield Avenue
Braddock, PA 15104
9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 27, 2013
Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area is operating 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 blast 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 self-paced tour, visitors are invited to explore the site at their own pace. Former steelworkers and docents will be stationed throughout the site to explain the iron-making process and share their personal experiences and stories.
Allow 2 hours. Recommended for ages 8+
All visitors to the Carrie Furnaces are required to sign a liability waiver, which can be downloaded along with directions to the site here.
Guided tours of the Carrie Furnaces are also available. Click here for information. $15.00, $17.50, $25.00,