Battle of Homestead
Recently featured as one of the “Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America” on the History Channel, the 1892 Battle of Homestead walking tour provides detailed accounts of the events before, during and after the battle between the locked-out steelworkers and the Pinkertons.
This site, adjacent to the Monongahela River and across the river from the Carrie Furnaces, a National Historic Landmark, was the primary battleground between the Pinkertons and the locked-out steelworkers. This site is also a trailhead for the Great Allegheny Passage Trail (Pittsburgh to Washington, DC) so a walk or bike ride can be part of this adventure.
This short walking tour takes place on the “1892 Battle of Homestead” site located at 880 East Waterfront Drive in Munhall, PA. The site is about eight miles east of downtown Pittsburgh at “The Waterfront,” a retail, entertainment and restaurant complex occupying the former Homestead Works, once the highest producing steel mill in the world.
GPS: 40 24 46.82 N 79 53 49.14 W
|Cell phone tour >||Free *|
|MP3 tour >||Coming soon!|
* Compliments of Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area and PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.