Saturday, October 8th, 2022
2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Registration for this event is closed.
Join Rivers of Steel on board the Explorer riverboat, the world’s first green passenger riverboat, for the Uniquely Pittsburgh Sightseeing Tour. The Explorer was designed and built to LEED standards to host the award-winning STEM student education programs now led by Rivers of Steel. This 90-minute excursion seeks to answer the question “What makes Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh?”
Traveling on the Ohio, Monongahela, and Allegheny Rivers, this tour shares the big stories of our region’s past—along with many lesser-known tales—as it explores a sense of place. Sit back, enjoy the skyline, and see the sights as you discover how Pittsburgh’s unique history shaped the city we have today! Guests will meet in the back of the hotel and walk across the street to the Light Rail “The T” entrance for a quick trip to the Explorer riverboat docked on the North Shore. You will be returned to the docks at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for an easy walk back to the Omni William Penn Hotel. Pre-registration is required, please register using the below form.
2:30pm – Take the Subway “The T” (Free) at the Steel Plaza entrance, located within the BNY Mellon Building on Grant Street. Guests may leave the Hotel at the back entrance (Grant Street or at Oliver Avenue entrance and make a left). – The T Map directions to Rivers of Steel Tour
3:00pm – Passenger Boarding
3:15pm – Safety Video Starts/Crew Begins Unmooring
4:30pm – Drop off at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center – Short walk to the Omni William Penn Hotel
Price: Registration is closed.
By Light Rail a.k.a. the T: From the Wood Street Station, take the “Inbound Blue Line to Downtown” to Allegheny Station. From there, it’s a 5-minute walk to the dock. From the station, head west on Reedsdale Street and turn left on Sproat Way. Cross over Casino Drive, and follow the sidewalk to the Three Rivers Heritage Trail. Turn left onto the Three Rivers Heritage Trail and walk a short distance (less than 1/10 of a mile). The dock will be on your right.