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The Steel Museum

151 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH
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Ranked #6 of 9 attractions in Youngstown
Type: History Museums
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North Jackson, Ohio, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Locally known as the "Steel Museum" it is a lot more than that! The center has exhibits that show the growth of the iron and steel industry through the people who made that history. There are 2 full floors of exhibits and a 3rd floor with extensive archives, as well as temporary exhibits, and model trains. There are also special... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Having had grandparents who worked in the mills, I have to say everything on display here is a pretty accurate representation of their experiences. One set of grandparents lived in the Sheet and Tube Company homes and there's a display of what those living quarters looked like in the museum. It's almost like they took my grandparents' old living room... More

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Niles, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

The Mahoning Valley was best known first for its coal, then iron, then steel production. This museum's exhibits explore all of these, as well as the conditions in which the worker lived.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My father spent 42 years @ Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. Campbell Works as a blower foreman / shift supervisor in the Blast Furnaces so the details and production of iron was well known to me as a younger. Mill talk was just part of the mealtime conversations. I spent 3 summers at college working in the mill in maintenance... More

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

Great museum to learn about US industrial history. The archives include valuable collections. It is located directly across from the Cathedral of St Columba which is also part of the story of the Ecumenical Coalition that was involved in a possible worker and community owned steel mill . Excellent review through its exhibits on industrial processes and the history of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

hard to believe that this place is in Youngstown, it's more like a big-city museum, extremely well done. We really enjoyed all the exhibits and will return again.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

The Museum of Labor and Industry is a well laid out and organized museum. Focusing on the regional ties to the steel industry guests are taken through the process of pre industrialized steel production to modern steel fabrication. The displays are well done and informative. Other exhibits feature the relationship of steel workers and union to the development of better... More

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Girard, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

This is a wonderful and necessary museum dedicated to industry in NE Ohio. The museum describes immigration and the imapct of labor on the valley. It has many displays and artifacts from the local steel mills. The museum captures the lives of the working class and importance to Ohio and national history. It is a great place for school groups,... More

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Great exhibits make you feel like you were one of the steelworkers. Lots of hands on stuff and memorabilia as well as excellent history, dioramas, panels

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

This museum is very small, but has a lot of interesting information in it. I was skeptical at first, but decided to give it a try. I'm a student so I only paid $3 but adults are $7 and I think children are free. It's open from 10-4pm Wednesday through Friday. The only bad part of it was, I came... More

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