A key part of the Rivers Of Steel National Heritage Area, this is a derelict former blast furnace located along the Monongahela River that formed a part of the Homestead Steel Works.
The Rivers Of Steel National Heritage Area was created by Congress in 1996. It is committed to preserving, interpreting, and managing the historic, cultural, and natural resources related to Big Steel and its related industries.
The Homestead Steel Works was a large steel manufacturing complex developed in the nineteenth century as an extensive plant served by tributary coal and iron fields, a railway 425 miles long and a line of lake steamships. It was the site of many important moments in America's industrial history, including a bitter 1892 strike. The plant closed in 1986.
The heritage area is still underdevelopment, but tours and other events do happen at the site.
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Free, on-site parking.