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Carrie Blast Furnace Tours

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Carrie Furnace Blvd, Braddock, PA 15104
+1 412-464-4020 ext. 32
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very informative tour about history of steel industry in Pittsburgh as well as the operations of the Carrie furnace. For someone very interested, it was great. The scheduled 2 hour tour lasted closer to 3 hours. I learned a lot, but would have been happy...More

Thank 243MicheleB
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Great tour of Pre WWII iron factory. Learn all about what made Pittsburgh the city it was and what led to its demise and the effect on the local communities. It has he only car dumper left in the world so it is of great...More

Thank Dolcebellamae
Carly M, Director of Marketing & Sales at Carrie Blast Furnace Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

All good suggestions! Thanks for the review!

Reviewed August 31, 2018

I grew up in Pittsburgh when the Carrie Blast Furnace was still operational, yet never had a chance to see inside and learn the process of making steel. Our docent, Susie, was incredibly knowledgeable about the process and the history of Pittsburgh and was very...More

Thank Deborah B
Carly M, Director of Marketing & Sales at Carrie Blast Furnace Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2018

Thanks, Deborah. Glad you enjoyed the temporary art installations, in addition to your industrial tour - and that you can appreciate the intrinsic beauty of the mill. Thanks for the review!

Reviewed August 29, 2018

I recently took the Carrie Furnace tour in Rankin on the north shore of the Monongahela River upstream from Pittsburgh. The 2-1/2 hour long tour is very informative and you get to see upclose the remnants of the colossal mill. The guide is very informed...More

Thank travelfreak31
Carly M, Director of Marketing & Sales at Carrie Blast Furnace Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed August 28, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Carrie Blast Furnace. Our tour guide, Ryan, was very energetic and informative. You could tell he has a passion for the subject. I would recommend this tour for anyone who would like to learn about an important piece of...More

Thank Carole C
Carly M, Director of Marketing & Sales at Carrie Blast Furnace Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2018

Thanks for the kind words, Carole! We are glad you enjoyed the tour. And thanks for taking the time to write a review, too!

Reviewed August 20, 2018

A group of us were curious to see a tour of one of the steel mills in the area and found the Carrie Furnace Tour. The guides were extremely interesting and discussed a lot of the history and processes from the furnace. Pictures were encouraged...More

Thank Karl P
Reviewed July 28, 2018 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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Carly M, Director of Marketing & Sales at Carrie Blast Furnace Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

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.

Reviewed July 9, 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

1  Thank mplsberg
Reviewed July 8, 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

1  Thank Ross L
Reviewed July 3, 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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August 27, 2018|
Response from Stephen H | Reviewed this property |
Only thru rivers of steel. You cannot wander around.