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“Wonderful slice of history” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum

The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum
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Owner description: 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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Washington, DC
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“Wonderful slice of history”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Lukens (an amazing story of an unlikely female industrialist), the steel and iron operations of the area, the residences of past owners of Luken steel--three wonderful houses reflecting the period they were built in, and how the steel produced by the steel mill is used. This was an intergenerational trip-- 9 and 11-year old kids and grandparents in the 70s and we all enjoyed it. Fun place for anyone who likes even a bit of history.

Visited August 2014
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