Pennsylvania, located in the heart of America’s Rust Belt, takes pride in a strong industrial past: the steel industry, in particular, is a vital part of our history and culture. Pittsburgh isn’t called the Steel City for nothing. The Carrie Blast Furnaces stand seven miles outside Pittsburgh. Built in 1884, there are two of them: #6 and #7.  These furnaces are valuable remains of Pennsylvania’s industrial past, especially because they are two of the very few blast furnaces left standing that were built before World War II.

Check out these amazing pictures of one of the abandoned furnaces.

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You can take tours of the Carrie Blast Furnaces from May — October. The tour, which typically lasts about two hours, is an incomparable experience.

If you can’t make it in person, check out the video below for a closer look at the blast furnaces.

Wow. Have you ever been to visit the Carrie Blast Furnaces…or do you know anyone who once worked there? Share your stories below.

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