The Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area reveals how one region, in a sustained and thunderous blast of innovation, ambition and fire, forever changed America and its place in the world. It is the story of the industrialists and the workers who pushed an infant industry to it ultimate limits and in doing so pushed the world into the Age of Steel.
Roots to Routes
Explore the five routes named for the region’s famous rivers – the Ohio, Beaver, Monongahela, Youghiogheny, Allegheny, and the Kiskiminetas.Read More
Rivers of Steels Tours
Join the Babushkas and Hard Hats Tour to experience a magical mix of immigrants, industry and the sweet taste of the region’s famous “cookie table”.Read More
Listen to local artists and residents share stories that tell about the region’s cultural and ethnic traditionsRead More
Did You Know?
Pittsburgh, PA-located within Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area- has more bridges than any other city in the world except Venice, Italy.