Tours and Events

Rivertownes PA USA will be offering a guided walking tour of the furnace ruins on Sunday, August 22nd, 2021 at Noon. This tour is happening in conjunction with Susquehanna National Heritage Area's 20th Anniversary Weekend. Celebrating two decades that SNHA has been diligently working to connect more people to the river and our area's history.

  • Musselman-Vesta Iron Furnace Center
    Sunday, August 22nd | 12 PM Tour | Center Open 1 PM – 3 PM
    4 Donegal Place, Marietta, PA
    The Musselman-Vesta Iron Furnace Center is the only intact furnace building remaining in the Chickies Historic District Furnace Complex. The four room (two up and two down) Musselman-Vesta building is now used as an educational center managed by Rivertownes PA USA.  The stories of the anthracite furnaces, the Pennsylvania Canal and Railroad, and the operation of the “hot blast” furnaces are showcased on site. Tour at Noon will take visitors to a walk through the ruins from the Vesta Furnace operations including foundations of oil house, chimneys, and blacksmith shop. No Reservation Required. Donations are appreciated.


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