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Address: 151 W. Wood St., Youngstown, OH
Phone Number: 330-941-1314
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A trip to the past

If you had family who worked in the Youngstown steel mills during their heyday or just want to see what these mills were like, this museum will give you a true feeling of what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Canfield, Ohio
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Canfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

If you had family who worked in the Youngstown steel mills during their heyday or just want to see what these mills were like, this museum will give you a true feeling of what it was like for the workers and their families in what was once one of the 3 largest steel producing areas in the United Sates

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The museum includes wonderful displays of the steel making process, gives you an idea what life was like in the height of the steel mill industry. We visited with friends who also enjoyed the museum. Allow one hour for checking out the exhibits. The museum has two floors and a large elevator for those who need to use an elevator.... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Excellent museum covering the Youngstown steel industry from the perspective of the workers. Filled with interactive exhibits that will engage young and old visitors, you will be able to visit a worker's company house and step into a factory locker room, as well as view the massive tools necessary to process iron ore. The exhibits are informed by oral histories... More 

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North Jackson, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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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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