8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. // Pickup and dropoff at Hyatt Regency
The “Babushkas and Hardhats” Tour offered through the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area includes a presentation at the Bost Building, a brief tour at the Pump House, and a guided tour of the Carrie Furnaces at the former U.S. Steel Homestead Works plus a step on guide doing narration between those 3 stops. This part of the day’s tour will be about 3 hours.
Gary Rogers, a historian with the Oakmont Historical Society will provide coal mining history in Western PA on the bus ride to Penn Brewery, where the group will enjoy a selection of luncheon appetizers, with soda, water, or coffee. Beer purchases by attendees on their own.
After lunch the tour continues at the Tour-Ed coal mine in Tarentum, PA. The underground portion of the tour lasts about 30 minutes, and visitors will ride in coal cars inside the mine. A group of up to 25 would go into the mine while the remainder will visit the Museum and listen to mining stories from the guides and miners, then the two groups rotate. It is 52-55 degrees inside the mine so a light jacket is recommended.
Tour Price: SOLD OUT
Price includes deluxe motor coach, guide fees, lunch, driver tip, and all admissions.