Fueling the Fires That Built America: The Iron & Steel Industries in Cambria County
Spectacular, three-story Iron & Steel Gallery includes a theater showing the film "The Mystery of Steel," which tells the story of how Johnstown played a crucial role in the early days of the steel industry - including high-definition footage of Johnstown's steel mills in 1992, just weeks before the mills closed. The exhibition A Steelworker's Story displays personal effects, product samples, signage and other memorabilia from the people who powered Johnstown's steel mills.
Update as of August 24, 2020 - The Heritage Discovery Center, including the Children's Museum (located on the third floor) will be open Thursday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Walk in visitors are welcome, but families are strongly encouraged to call 539-1889 to reserve a two-hour slot to visit the children's museum.
The Cambria Iron Company National Historic Landmark preserves a range of significant structures associated with one of the nation’s premier early steel companies, where many innovations in the technology and process of steel making were born and perfected. The former Cambria Iron Company’s principal plant, located across the Conemaugh River from Roosevelt Boulevard - PA 56/403, is visually accessible from Point Park, the Inclined Plane, the Boulevard, and from the Iron Street Trail along the bank of the Conemaugh River.
See one of PA’s best-preserved hot blast iron furnaces
A National Register site. Dating from 1846, the Eliza Furnace is one of only a few iron furnaces remaining in the United States that still retains its original heat exchanger piping. Located along the Ghost Town Trail, one-half mile west of Vintondale.