Thursday, May 19, 2011

Another New Package: Steel Heritage


Limited Availability: Upcoming Dates – May 21,

June 18, August 20, September 17, October 15.

Tours leave at 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

Please Note that the Priory Hotel only has room availability for Friday,

May 20 & Friday October 14 for this the May and October Carrie Furnace Tours.

Once known as the “Smoky City,” Pittsburgh was justly famous for its steel making prowess.Only a generation ago, massive steel mills, miles long, lined the rivers just yards from downtown Pittsburgh. With the collapse of the Western Pennsylvania steel industry in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s, most of these mills were dismantled, leaving little of that rich industrial heritage.

Fortunately, some remnants of this gritty, hardworking way of life have been preserved, and The Priory’s Steel City Heritage Package offers a chance to step back in time to witness the era. The Steel City Heritage Package includes:

* A one night stay for two in a Priory Hotel Standard Room or Deluxe King Room

* Two tickets for the Hardhat Tour of the former U.S. Steel Carrie Furnace Complex in Rankin (approximately 10 miles from the Priory) hosted by the Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area. Tour is approximately 2 hours in length.

* Two tickets to the Heinz History Center;

* A bottle of your choice of red or white wine, or champagne, in your room at check in;

* A copy of our own tale of historic restoration: The Story of a Resurrection: Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at the Priory.

Rate: $220.00 plus tax for Standard Room; $250 plus tax for Deluxe King rooms. .

Note: The Carrie Furnaces is a heavily industrialized site. Please dress accordingly. Heels and/or open-toed shoes will not be permitted. At this time, Carrie Furnace is not wheel chair accessible.

See this blog below for a set of photographs of the Carrie Furnace site from my visit there last summer.

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