Saturday, August 28, 2021
A detail from Jan Loney's Flight, one of the six artworks installed for Alloy Pittsburgh, which opens today.
Tours Galore!

The signs of autumn's approach are all around us. The kids are going back to school. Leaves are starting to change. Pumpkin beverages and décor are everywhere you look...but that doesn't mean our season is winding down. In fact, we have several special tours that you won't want to miss!

The Alloy Pittsburgh Opening Reception this afternoon is a sold-out event. The good news is there are still plenty of opportunities to experience it. Sign up for a special version of our Arts & Grounds Tour that highlights the exhibition, or join us for one of two artist-led tours on September 9 and September 23.

Once in a while, procrastination can work in your favor. For those of you have not yet taken the new Uniquely Pittsburgh Sightseeing Tour on the Explorer riverboat, September just might be the best opportunity. But don't wait any longer—the tour, which is timed to coincide with the sunset, will only be offered on Friday nights! Space is very limited.

We've had a number of inquires wondering if we'll be offering the Hardest Working River Tour again this season on Explorer—we are! Get your fix of industrial history and fall foliage from the water during the last two weekends in October.

We, like many of you, are concerned about the spread of the Delta variant. Accordingly, we've updated our COVID-19 policies to require masks indoors. Questions? Email

Detail of Sheryl by Reba Harmon from Alloy Pittsburgh 2021.
Alloy Pittsburgh—Arts & Grounds Tour
Discover for yourself how a National Historic Landmark can be a way to understand the post-industrial communities of today—while also shining a light on what’s possible for the region’s future. Take a tour of Alloy Pittsburgh 2021 at the Carrie Blast Furnaces! 

This special version of the Arts & Grounds Tour is only available Fridays through Sundays, August 29 – September 26. $10 / person; registration required.
Part of Darnell Chamber's Strike Breakers from Alloy Pittsburgh 2021.
Meet-the-Artists Happy Hours
September 9 & 23, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Join Rivers of Steel and the artists of Alloy Pittsburgh 2021 for a special evening reception paired with an artist-led tour of the installations!

$25 / person, includes refreshments. Space is limited.
Guests on a Twilight Tour on Explorer in 2019.
Uniquely Pittsburgh Sightseeing Tour—Twilight Tours
Friday Evenings in September
Make it a date night and hop on board the Explorer riverboat for the Uniquely Pittsburgh Sightseeing Tour, a 90-minute excursion on Pittsburgh’s three rivers!
Capturing a view of Point State Park on the Hardest Working River Tour, October 2020.
Hardest Working River Tour
October 23, 24, 30, & 31
Join Rivers of Steel for a journey up the Monongahela River on the Explorer riverboat. Once known as the “Hardest Working River in the World,” the Mon was responsible for much of Pittsburgh’s early commercial and industrial success, even centuries before it earned that moniker.
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