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Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area

The non-profit organization promotes, archives and celebrates the Steel Industrial Heritage of Southwestern Pennsylvania. The visitor center is headquartered in the Bost Building, the National Historic Landmark that had been used by union leaders during the 1892 Battle of Homestead: includes steel heritage exhibits and restored rooms. The visitor center in the Bost Building is open 10 am to 2 pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; closed on federal holidays. Other attractions include The Historic Pump House, the site of the 1892 Battle of Homestead and trail head for the Great Allegheny Passage; the W.A. Young and Sons Machine Shop and Foundry at Rices Landing, and the Carrie Blast Furnaces, the nation's only pre-WWII iron furnaces still standing and open for guided tours. Tours of the Carrie Furnaces are offered May through October on Sundays at 1 pm, and Saturdays at 10 and 11 am; also Fridays at 10 am June through August.

As part of the Blue Star Museums Program, admission to the Bost Building museum exhibit will be free for all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The free admission program is available to any bearer of a Geneva Convention Common Access Card (CAC), a DD Form 1173 ID Card, or a DD Form 1173-1 ID Card, which includes active duty military personnel—and up to five of their immediate family members—in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve. There is also free admission for active duty military personnel to the Carrie Blast Furnaces Tour, and a 50% discount for up to five of their family members.

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  • Description: The Bost Building, a national historic landmark, is the best surviving structure associated with the 1892 Battle of Homestead, the famous steel labor strike. The modern boardroom is perfect for small meetings and for guests interested in the region's steel heritage.
  • Miles from DLCC: 7.30

Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Board Room X                   50      
3rd Floor Gallery X                   150     150  
Pump House X           100         150     150