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This was a EXCELLENT tour and an integral part of Pittsburgh history and early American labor... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
chuck k
Madison, Wisconsin
The Pump House is a unique place for events.

I attended a fundraising event at The Pump House. It is a small building with unique brick... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Weston, West Virginia
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Built in 1892 as a hotel for the rapidly growing worker's ward of Homestead, the Bost Building was at the center of one of American labor history's most dramatic episodes—the Homestead Lockout and Strike. Now a National Historic Landmark, the Bost...more
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623 E 8th Ave, Homestead, PA 15120-1985
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was a EXCELLENT tour and an integral part of Pittsburgh history and early American labor history. The site is part of an old blast furnace built around 1900. Between getting so close up to a huge mill, the guides were most informative and really...More

1  Thank chuck k
Reviewed 12 May 2018

The site was closed on the Friday we visited even though, we pre-planned and were told its open M-F. it was a disappointment and we were hoping it would unravel the Steel Story. Maybe we'll return in the future

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

I attended a fundraising event at The Pump House. It is a small building with unique brick architecture. The pumping machinery in the lower area can be seen from above. Somewhere I have read somewhere that 150 people is the maximum amount of people that...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We had a fantastic tour of the Carrie Furnace site. There were 7 of us including two 12 years olds, two teens, two adults plus my 86 year old Mom. Eric was our tour guide and I recommend you ask for him. He was amazing...More

Thank Kim T
Reviewed 21 July 2017

My 19 year old son and I where looking for something to do in Pittsburgh before a Pirates game. We saw this tour had a high rating so we thought, why not. We both like historical areas and "how things are made". We really did...More

1  Thank dhindersmann
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The Carrie blast furnace site is an important industrial historical site for the steel industry. Was the site of industrial labor battles and was one of the original Andrew Carnegie steel industry sites. There's nothing clean or polished about this tour; it's the actual closed...More

1  Thank jeffatbastrop
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This is a rigorous tour of the remains of the abandoned Carrie Blast Furnaces in Rankin PA across the river from the site of the old Homestead Works. Tours are weekends only. Make advance reservations. Try not to go in the rain. It is mostly...More

1  Thank WeLoveDisneyland
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The site of the Carrie Blast Furnace tour is hard to find. Plus the tour is offered a just a few times over the weekend. You need to order tickets in advance on the website. History buffs will find it really interesting. Photo opps are...More

1  Thank MurphyChickOTR
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

If you have the chance to visit this site, do it!! We learned a ton from Tour Guide Tom, and had a great time. As visitors from MN, we were proud that the site received materials from our iron range in northern MN (we have...More

2  Thank MNMamaChristie
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We just happened to notice a festival going on at Carrie Furnace so we went to check it out . Paid for the tour of CF and it was awesome ! Look up the rivers of steel site to find activities and tours happening ....More

1  Thank karen b
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Response from RiversofSteelStaff | Property representative |
Hello, the public tours of the Carrie Furnaces are offered from May through October.