Preserving History

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.

Features

Roots to Routes

Roots to Routes

Explore the five routes named for the region’s famous rivers – the Ohio, Beaver, Monongahela, Youghiogheny, Allegheny, and the Kiskiminetas.

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Rivers of Steels Tours

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”.

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Podcasts

Podcasts

Listen to local artists and residents share stories that tell about the region’s cultural and ethnic traditions

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