Carrie Furnaces Industrial Tour
October 27, 2023
2:30pm - 5:00pm
Declared a National Historic Landmark in 2006, Carrie, as it’s affectionately known, entices visitors to marvel at the scale and legacy of its industrial might. A remnant of the legendary U.S. Steel Homestead Steel Works, the Carrie Blast Furnaces are a vestige of Pittsburgh’s 20th century domination of the steel industry.
During this two-hour guided tour, you’ll hear stories about the site’s technology (including why it is nationally significant) along with the iron-making process, from the movement of the raw materials to the tapping of the furnaces that produced fiery molten iron. You will also get to know the culture of the industrial workers and the communities in which they lived - historically and presently - and how these relationships influenced the past and help to inform the future of the region.