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Carrie Blast Furnace Tours

Carrie Furnace Blvd, Braddock, PA 15104
+1 412-464-4020 ext. 32
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Amazing, Educational & Moving

I would recommend the Carrie Blast Furnace Tour to anyone. The tour isn’t just about the process... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
littleitaly5
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Extremely interesting and pretty amazing

Before taking the tour, take some time to visit the museum across the river to get some background... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2018
mplsberg
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Minneapolis, MN
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Carrie Furnace Blvd, Braddock, PA 15104
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+1 412-464-4020 ext. 32
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would recommend the Carrie Blast Furnace Tour to anyone. The tour isn’t just about the process of making iron ore, but about the history of an industry that fueled a nation and is the heritage of a city and its people. The tour guide...More

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Thanks so much for your review and endorsement. We are honored to be able to share this important story, and glad that you thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Before taking the tour, take some time to visit the museum across the river to get some background on the entire area. It helped a lot to understand how the entire process of making steel worked to appreciate the Carrie Blast Furnace. Try to get...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

2 hour tour turned into 2:45 . Worth every minute . Eric knew his stuff and then some. At times I think he was back in the 70ies. Especially when he thought the Steelers were the greatest team of all time. go Pats

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Had a great time exploring the Carrie Blast Furnaces with Eric our great tour guide. I knew I would enjoy the tour but my wife and friends with two teens were skeptical. They thoroughly enjoyed the facility, history and exploring despite the 90 degree plus...More

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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Truly fascinating look at the process of creating iron for use in making steel. Our experienced guide explained the entire process from gathering and introducing the materials into the furnace to the production of the pig iron that was shipped to steel mills throughout the...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I couldn’t believe it when the tour leader, an ex-employee at the now defunct plant, took us up into the hulking wreck of an iron mill. This tour is run by a small group that preserves the tradition of steel making in the Pittsburgh area....More

1  Thank Mindyopp
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

I highly recommend this tour. Eric is an articulate and factual guide. His information and stories brought the whole iron processing industry to life. The tour was well-paced and entertaining while giving detailed facts about the players and circumstances revolving around the birth and growth...More

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We tour this site for two hours. It was a great way to spend the morning. The guide walkedus through the plant explaining How it operated. We lived here for over 40 years n never visit this place before. It is truly a treasure of...More

Thank Eveliney2016
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Do not miss the Carrie Furnace It is a part of a long history in the iron and steel industry. A small, extremely dedicated staff tirelessly maintain the Carrie Furnace as well as taking visitors on tours. Carrie Furnace is also available for events. Brew...More

Thank Susan F
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

The steel industry built Pittsburgh, but it is all but gone now. Carrie Iron Furnaces captures a bit of the history and brings to life what it was like to work at converting iron ore, coke and limestone into molten iron to feed the massive...More

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