Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America

19 Reviews | Pittsburgh, USA

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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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Average 4.89 out of 5 stars based on 19 verified reviews from Cool Destinations and TripAdvisor

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Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
Kathryn_G, Jan 2022 Verified
I bought this experience as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend who loves history. We weren't exactly sure what to expect, but George, our guide, made this tour absolutely amazing. He is impressively knowledgeable and connected so many of the dots in Pittsburgh history. He had an awesome sense of humor and his love for Pittsburgh and history made the stories he shared come alive. Thank you George for making this the perfect Christmas gift. My boyfriend loved it, and so did I!
Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
Carrie R, Dec 2021 Verified
George was a fantastic guide, providing our family with insights about all things Pittsburgh from the steel industry to the Steelers. As a history teacher, I really appreciated the passion with which he guided us on our journey, complete with maps and visuals. This is one of the favorite things we did on our trip. My son was thrilled you took us to see the exact spot of the immaculate reception. Thank you for a memorable and learning experience. We highly recommend.
Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
Wiliam_K, Dec 2021 Verified
George is an exceptional & authentic tour guide. If you want to know the real story behind the Pittsburgh steel industry take this tour. My wife and I found it fascinating. If you watch the biography of Andrew Carnegie on Netlix you will meet your tour guide ahead of time, he is in the movie!
Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
H8746HZjanetp, Nov 2021 Verified
Our tour guide was George, who is very knowledgeable about Pittsburgh and the steel industry and told many side stories too. He also brought us up to date as to the main industries in Pittsburgh now. He had relevant stories about each neighborhood we travelled through-- very interesting and fun . We always ride the Monongahela Incline, over by Station Square, when we visit Pittsburgh. The lay of the land is unusual in that you are either going up or down a hill The incline gives you a great view of the many bridges and the Three Rivers, and we counted a train of about 70 cars ( train fans here). jp
Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
Nancy_W, Oct 2021 Verified
Learning the history made the tour come alive. I lived in Pittsburgh for years as a student. I never learned anything of this remarkable industry. Our tour guide George D., was really invested in our understanding of this great era. My husband, a photographer, got to capture some great images. George took this one so we could remember our trip. George "made" the whole experience.
Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
Lisa_H, Oct 2021 Verified
George was awesome- he even offered to assist our daughter with a high school project! Every where we went - people were saying hello to George! That made us feel so comfortable! Highlight of the trip was recreating the greatest football play in history!
Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
Susan_J, Oct 2021 Verified
George was our guide and he was excellent. He had a thorough knowledge of the history of steel making in Pittsburgh. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him.I’m so surprised that Pittsburgh does not have a museum of the history of steelmaking and the role of Carnegie, Frick, thompson, and Pittsburgh in one of the most important Periods In American history and the industrial revolution.George’s narrative and tour gave a great oral history however you really need a museum in Pittsburgh, There is so much to tell.
Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
Heidi_N, Sep 2021 Verified
George was amazing. He was so personable and the amount of information was unbelievable. This was our first private tour, and it may have spoiled us forever.I suspect we will be looking for similar tours whenever we visit a new city. Not only did George offer a detailed oral history of Pittsburgh, his comments were accompanied by maps and pictures and diagrams that were present in a thick binder….George would simply instruct me when to flip the page. It was brilliant.
Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
Glayde L, Sep 2021 Verified
This was a great tour and George shared so many things about Pittsburgh and the steel industry that I had never heard of. Had no idea of the impact this city has had on the country and the world from it founding. George had handouts and we visited sites that were so fascinating.
Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America
Leni C, Sep 2021 Verified
What an amazing, knowledgeable Pittsburgh native with deep family roots!! Knew SO much about about the steel industry as well as Pittsburgh! Such an enjoyable tour! Thank you, George! Hope to see you again!

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