Heritage PA

Rust-hued steelwork equipment dwarfs a cluster of people wearing hardhats in the foreground.

Heritage is Now: Carrie Blast Furnace

At the beginning of 2021, Rivers of Steel began working on a comprehensive strategic plan for the historic site. This plan focuses on interpretation and exhibition, arts and culture, education, and recreation. It will inform a conceptual site plan to ensure that the proper infrastructure and resources are in place to meet these programmatic goals. In addition, the conceptual site plan will lead to a business plan and fundraising strategy to make these goals and visions a reality. This process includes integrating the historic site within the larger development, working closely with the county, RIDC, and the municipalities.

Celebrating – and preserving – special places

There’s something for everyone in Pennsylvania’s Heritage Areas — from walking tours and railroad excursions to photo safaris and art classes! If you aren’t excited by the sample listed here, visit the individual Heritage Area websites for a complete listing of opportunities with art, history, walking tours, cycling, hiking, paddling and more!