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The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum

50 S 1st Ave, Coatesville, PA 19320-3418
+1 610-384-9282
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Terrific two hours

Our group of eight (2 locals, 6 out-of-towners).......first time ever to this historic site. We... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2016
Devon, Pennsylvania
An amazing lady

The museum is a nice depiction of the history of steel making in the Brandywine valley... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
Michael B
Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum is a not-for-profit educational institution whose mission is to promote an understanding of the iron and steel history of Coatesville, Chester County, Southeastern Pennsylvania and the region to audiences of all ages and interests by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting iron and steel's history and its relationship to the region beyond.
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50 S 1st Ave, Coatesville, PA 19320-3418
+1 610-384-9282
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Reviewed October 30, 2016

Our group of eight (2 locals, 6 out-of-towners).......first time ever to this historic site. We had a great two hour tour with LeeAnn who is very knowledgable and knows her stuff. When I made the arrangments I wasn't quite sure if everyone would enjoy a...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

The museum is a nice depiction of the history of steel making in the Brandywine valley. Particularly Lukens Steel, and the Huston family. Most remarkable is the story of Rebecca Lukens, a Quaker widow in the mid 1800's who, with grit and derermination, turn a...More

2  Thank Michael B
Reviewed May 10, 2016

The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum celebrates the American iron and steel industry in general and Lukens Steel of Coatesville, PA, in particular. Lukens is well known not only because it produced the steel for the World Trade Center towers (a portion of one...More

1  Thank Thomas H
Reviewed November 28, 2015

The site offers an excellent introduction to the local iron and steel industry of the Brandywine Valley area. My wife and I had a personal 2-hour tour with an excellent guide. She informed us of the Pennock, Lukens and Huston families, the early history of...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Unfortunately, the day we visited, the houses were closed - would have loved to have seen inside them but could only peep through the windows. However, the entry price was halved because of this which we appreciated. This site is a hidden gem - very...More

Thank SWeaver12
Reviewed September 13, 2015

Lovely tour of two old mansions and a historical landmark. Impressive collection of antique furniture in the mansion. The museum continues to expand. Impressive remains of 9/11 World Trade Center disaster: steel from here help build the towers and some of the remain have been...More

Thank Melody M
Reviewed January 18, 2015

We live about 45 minutes from here and did it during a day trip that included other short stops. The Museum covers the history of Lukens steel and the family that founded it. You can choose to follow the history of the steel industry or...More

1  Thank fifthandjapip
Reviewed September 1, 2014

Outstanding custom tours describing the proud iron and steel history of the area. Visit pristine historic homes of the Lukens family and enjoy the Sept. 11 memorial. The actual steel beams from the North Tower are reverently displayed. A wonderful afternoon. The national historic site...More

1  Thank Maxwellpants
Reviewed August 15, 2014

We just visited this museum this morning. It's an atypical museum in that it's not a series of rooms with curated exhibits. The charm of the museum lies in the guides who've been part of the steel industry for decades and are knowledgeable about Rebecca...More

2  Thank TuniB
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