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Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America

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Fire in the Valley- Carnegie Steel and the Town That Built America

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

For those travelers who want to delve into the industrial history of Pittsburgh, this private tour offers a much deeper experience than you'll get on a typical sightseeing experience. In the company of your guide, the proud grandson of one of the leaders of the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steelworkers, you'll visit such landmarks as the Bryce-Mesta Mansion Homestead, the 1892 Battle of Homestead Site and Braddock while learning all about Pittsburgh's Steel Valley.
  • In-depth tour of Pittsburgh's Steel Valley
  • Get insights from your guide, who has a personal connection to the history
  • Visit multiple locations around Pittsburgh in one day
  • Private tour, exclusively for your party

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Private transportation
Extraordinary extensive personal narration the length of the Experience
Gratuities
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Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
4/3/2020 - 4/22/2021
Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 08:00 PM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY The Pittsburgh Tour
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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A fabulous and Historical journey!
Nancy_W
, Oct 2021
Learning the history made the tour come alive. I lived in Pittsburgh for years as a student. I never learned anything of this remarkable industry. Our tour guide George D., was really invested in our understanding of this great era. My husband, a photographer, got to capture some great images. George took this one so we could remember our trip. George "made" the whole experience.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
It was fun being a Photographer's assistant. Your husband got me looking at familiar sights from a different perspective. Good stuff. And I'm glad I could deepen your appreciation of your old stompin' ground. Thank you for the review and for choosing my Tour, Nancy.
star-5
#georgeforyourPitttour!
Lisa_H
, Oct 2021
George was awesome- he even offered to assist our daughter with a high school project! Every where we went - people were saying hello to George! That made us feel so comfortable! Highlight of the trip was recreating the greatest football play in history!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
What a wonderful Family to spend time with! It was a real pleasure to give you the Tour, not to mention recreating the GREATEST PLAY IN NFL HISTORY! Thank you for your interest and for letting me show you the Steel and Electric Valleys. And we'll give you partial credit for the Steelers win. Nice work!
star-5
Pittsburgh needs a steel making/industrial revolution museum
Susan_H
, Oct 2021
George was our guide and he was excellent. He had a thorough knowledge of the history of steel making in Pittsburgh. It was a pleasure to spend the day with him. I’m so surprised that Pittsburgh does not have a museum of the history of steelmaking and the role of Carnegie, Frick, thompson, and Pittsburgh in one of the most important Periods In American history and the industrial revolution. George’s narrative and tour gave a great oral history however you really need a museum in Pittsburgh, There is so much to tell.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for the review and the perspective, Susan. Now that we have saved the statue of St. Joseph the Steelworker and the 12,000 ton Press, we can work on sharing their story better. Comments like yours are encouraging and will be passed along. Thanks for the motivation and be sure to tell your friends.
star-4
Interesting driving tour...
Cindy_M
, Oct 2021
Interesting driving tour of Pittsburgh's industrial history. Lots of hidden history within the city.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you for the review, Cindy. It was reassuring that your "man of steel" on the Tour thought I did a good job. It was a special treat to have him onboard to have him expand on my narration.
star-5
Far more than I ever expected. This tour is a must when visiting Pittsburgh.
Heidi_N
, Sep 2021
George was amazing. He was so personable and the amount of information was unbelievable. This was our first private tour, and it may have spoiled us forever.I suspect we will be looking for similar tours whenever we visit a new city. Not only did George offer a detailed oral history of Pittsburgh, his comments were accompanied by maps and pictures and diagrams that were present in a thick binder….George would simply instruct me when to flip the page. It was brilliant.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
I really appreciate your detailed comments on the presentation, Heidi. I'm glad the "visual aids" were helpful and that I exceeded your expectations. Thank you for the review and for letting me introduce you to the Steel and Electric Valleys..
star-5
Great Tour
Glayde
, Sep 2021
This was a great tour and George shared so many things about Pittsburgh and the steel industry that I had never heard of. Had no idea of the impact this city has had on the country and the world from it founding. George had handouts and we visited sites that were so fascinating.
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star-5
GEORGE is the MAN!!
Leni_C
, Sep 2021
What an amazing, knowledgeable Pittsburgh native with deep family roots!! Knew SO much about about the steel industry as well as Pittsburgh! Such an enjoyable tour! Thank you, George! Hope to see you again!
star-4
Passionate, entertaining tour guide
Nancy_D
, Sep 2021
George was a great tour guide. It wasn’t until near the end of our two hours with him that I realized we actually weren’t being taken on the steel tour we signed up for. Instead, we saw and rode the Duquesne Incline, and George showed us all around downtown and had great info to share. We found all the steel-related sites on our own the next day, So all’s we’ll that ends well.
star-5
Great Pittsburg Tour
Lorene_D
, Aug 2021
This was a great tour!! George is a wealth of knowledge about Pittsburg, it’s history and industry. He is so enthusiastic and makes the tour so much fun that you don’t want it to end!
star-5
fun and learning
rick
, Aug 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The tour guide could not have been better. He was both funny and knowledgeable. He was very personable and did a good job of establishing a rapport with people on the tour. Rick
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thank you for the review and for letting me show you the Steel and Electric valleys. Glad you enjoyed the Tour.

Product code: 12953P3

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