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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.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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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Extraordinary extensive personal narration the length of the Experience
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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
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 tour you must take
simon_l
, May 2022
Taking a tour with George was the best thing we did in Pittsburgh. He gave us a great overview of the city with lots of funny stories. His family goes back several generations there and he obviously loves the place.
star-5
The best tour guide ever!!!!
Alice_W
, Apr 2022
I have never met a more experienced, kind and knowledgeable guide in my travels. George was simply amazing. He engaging demeanor gave my elderly mother an experience she will never forget. That we will never forget. He's funny, charismatic and we could not have had a better tour of Pittsburgh!!
star-5
Very cool tour!
Benjamin_S
, Apr 2022
George gave us a great tour of Pittsburgh's steel valleys! Not only do you get to see the physical locations of the history he's telling, but you also get information you couldn't just read on Wikipedia or in a book. We definitely recommend making time for this fun tour if you find yourself visiting the Golden Triangle!
star-5
Great day!
Shari_G
, Mar 2022
George was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining! Wonderful tour with a life long resident with first hand knowledge told with passion and fun! Thank you George!
star-5
Just what we were looking for!
Patricia_W
, Mar 2022
We were a party of three--Mom and two adult daughters--looking for an activity to fill the afternoon on what was predicted to be a rainy day in Pittsburgh (it was!). We were visiting the city for the first time and had tickets for a morning visit to the Pompeii Exhibit at the Carnegie Science Museum. We didn't really know anything about Pittsburgh's history or the steel industry, and the Valley of Fire Tour sounded like a good way to learn something about it. Noting all the glowing reviews of tour guide George on the website, I decided to give it a go. We were pleased that George was able to pick us up at the location of our lunch restaurant, because we were using Lyfts to get around in order to avoid driving in an unfamiliar city. Within a block of our departure from the starting point, George was sharing an interesting factoid about a building we were passing. He seemed to be drawing on an inexhaustible fount of knowledge to share information about everything we saw. When I mentioned that I was fascinated by old city architecture, he added in comments about noteworthy buildings along our route. We laughed, survived our quiz questions, put George's binders of supplementary photos and charts to good use, and enjoyed the commentary all the way through. The two hours flew by. And at the end, he dropped us back at our hotel, as agreed. The tour ended up being just what we were looking for, and we all enjoyed it very much. Thank you, George!
star-5
George was great! Very...
Anne_J
, Mar 2022
George was great! Very informative. This is just wrong making me say more. This part bothers me. Wring wrong wrong.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
You need to say no more. Thank you for the review. I appreciate it. It was my pleasure taking you and your Crew through the Valley.
star-5
Great time with George,...
Jane_E
, Feb 2022
Great time with George, our guide. We enjoyed hearing stories and visiting various places in Homestead.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Always a challenge engaging informed people from the area who may already be familiar with the Valleys. Glad you thought it was time well-spent. Thank you for the review.
star-5
Great Trip
Diane_T
, Jan 2022
George was great!!! He is so interesting. I never saw my 17 year old grandson so happy. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience.
star-5
Fun, educational and entertaining
Joanne_F
, Jan 2022
Loved hearing and seeing the history of the steel city and lots of fun trivia along the way too. George is a great guide. Highly recommend for the all the history, trivia and Pittsburgh info!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Glad you liked the Tour. As you know, I was enjoying your interest so much it was a challenge for me to end it. Thank you for the review.
star-5
Recommending to Everyone!
Kathryn_G
, Jan 2022
I bought this experience as a Christmas gift for my boyfriend who loves history. We weren't exactly sure what to expect, but George, our guide, made this tour absolutely amazing. He is impressively knowledgeable and connected so many of the dots in Pittsburgh history. He had an awesome sense of humor and his love for Pittsburgh and history made the stories he shared come alive. Thank you George for making this the perfect Christmas gift. My boyfriend loved it, and so did I!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
It is rare to have a Visitor equipped with as many dots as your Boyfriend had. Consequently, it was a real treat being able to connect them and engage both you and him in the experience. Thank you for letting me be part of your Christmas celebration. Spending two hours with the two of you was a Holiday present for me as well.

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