Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
Pittsburgh's Steel Valley along the Monongahela River made the steel which built America and fueled the Arsenal of Democracy for two World Wars. It was also the site of the Battle of Homestead 9 July 1892, the most consequential armed confrontation between workers and company-employed strikebreakers in American History.
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Stop At: Bryce-Mesta Mansion, 548 Doyle Ave, Homestead, PA 15120, USA
Multi-millionaire industrialist George Mesta's wife Pearl held court here before she moved to the Nations' Capital and became "The Hostess with the Mostess".
Duration: 5 minutes
Stop At: Homestead, Homestead, Pennsylvania
As the location of the largest steel mill on the planet, this town played an essential role in the story of not just America but the entire industrial world. Presidents, Royalty, and even Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev made to pilgrimage to the "Steel Capital of the World".
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Waterfront Drive, Waterfront Dr, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Buried in the midst of this mixed-use development on the site of the old Homestead Works of Carnegie Steel, you will find the 12,000 ton press. This monster machine pounded steel ingots into armor plate for battleships of the United States Navy including the USS MIssouri.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: 1892 Battle of Homestead Site, 880 E Waterfront Dr, Munhall, PA 15120, USA
Your Guide is the proud Grandson of one of the leaders of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steelworkers. Here members fought and died on a sweltering Summer day as they stood up for the rights of workers everywhere.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Rivers of Steel: Pump House & Water Tower, 880 E Waterfront Dr, Munhall, PA 15120, USA
Stand at the actual location where Pinkerton Agency mercenaries attempted to make an amphibious landing to occupy the Homestead Works of Carnegie Steel which had been locked out by Henry Clay Frick. Here they were challenged by workers fighting not only for their jobs, but also for their families and their community.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Braddock, Braddock, Pennsylvania
Carnegie Steel's Edgar Thomson Works of the United States Steel Corporation continues to operate as the last remaining steel works in the once mighty Monongahela Valley. You'll stop to see the monument to the last slab rolled and the first slab cast before pausing to salute Joe Magarac, the Croatian Folk Hero of the Steelworker.
Duration: 5 minutes
- Reservations are REQUIRED for all bookings
- Book Your Package On-Line and Receive Your Confirmation
- Departure point: Traveler pickup is offered. You will be asked for your location in the checkout and your booking confirmation will contain more details.
- Duration: 2 hours (Approx.)
- Departure Time: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.4/3/2020 - 4/22/2021
Monday - Sunday: 06:00 AM - 08:00 PM
- Return Details: Returns to original departure point
- Certified guide
- Private transportation
- Extraordinary extensive personal narration the length of the Experience
- Landing and facility fees
What To Bring
- Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
- Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.
- A Smile!
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Transportation is wheelchair accessible
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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