Babushkas, Hardhats and Rivers, Oh My! Passport to Pittsburgh is excited to partner with the Rivers of Steel, a non-profit located in Homestead  that  strives to showcase the artistry and innovation of southwestern Pennsylvania’s industrial and cultural heritage. Tour includes: Rountrip transportation , 90 minute river boat cruise, lunch , Story of Steel presentation and unique Pittsburgh treat on the way home. (Price does not include driver gratuity.)

 

9:00 a.m.- Depart Good Shepherd Lutheran Church parking lot, 418 Maxwell Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa 15236

 

9:30 a.m.– Hop aboard the Explorer riverboat for the Uniquely Pittsburgh Sightseeing Tour along Pittsburgh’s three rivers. This 90 minute cruise seeks to answer the question, “What makes Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh?” This unique riverboat is a modern innovation. It is the world’s first vessel to feature environmentally friendly LEED standards in its engineering and construction.

 

10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.– Sit back, relax and enjoy your cruise.  ou will see beautiful skylines and iconic monuments. Listen to the fascinating stories of our region’s past and learn the unique history that shaped the city we have today.

 

11:30 a.m. – Depart the Northshore and travel to Homestead.

 

Noon– Enjoy an immigrant inspired lunch “Babushkas in a Box “at the historic Pump House dating to 1892. This building was once part of the United States Steel Homestead Works. Lunch includes: stuffed cabbage, halushki, pierogies and a cookie table sampler.

 

1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m. – Enjoy the “Story of Steel”presented at the Bost Building. This building, originally built in 1892 as a hotel, became the focal point of one of the most dramatic episodes in American labor history, the Homestead Steel Lockout and Strike. Now an Historic Landmark, the building serves as the Visitor’s Center for Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area.

 

3:30 p.m. – Return to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.


Questions:  Kim Adley , 412-298-0409   passport2pgh@gmail.com

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