VISIT PGH: Carrie Furnaces

Whether you’re a lifelong Yinzer, or a recent transplant, there’s one thing you absolutely must do in Pittsburgh. OK, other than drink an I.C. Light.

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The Carrie Furnaces are among the only pre-World War II 20th century blast furnaces that still exist today and they’re located – you guessed it – right in Pittsburgh. Well, technically it’s in Swissvale, but, whatever.

Built in 1884 and in operation until 1982, the site produced 1,000 to 1,250 tons of iron per day during its peak.

Today, the site is designated as a National Historic Landmark, and is open for guided tours during certain times of the year.

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