The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
About The Museum
What We Do
The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum is a project of the Graystone Society, a 501(c)3 public charity registered with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations, whose mission is to promote an understanding of the iron and steel history of Coatesville, Chester County, Southeastern Pennsylvania and the region to audiences of all ages and interests by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting iron and steel’s history and its relationship to the region and nation beyond.

Our Vision
The National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum is a vibrant place where people may encounter, explore and learn about the past. With diverse audiences and Chester County’s unique heritage at its core, the Graystone Society is an educational leader in the history community of the Delaware Valley. In pursuit of this vision, the Graystone Society will:

  • Identify, collect and exhibit significant historical materials related to the iron and steel history community of the Delaware Valley
  • Provide leadership in the responsible preservation of and public access to these historical materials
  • Encourage excellence in research, documentation and interpretation of historical materials
  • Present exhibitions that use historical materials to enrich the public’s understanding and appreciation for the iron and steel heritage of Coatesville, Chester County and Southeastern Pennsylvania region
  • Foster an appreciation of the importance of historical materials to enrich public understanding of the past and the creation of an improved future
  • Serve diverse audiences through a variety of learning formats
  • Promote pride in both individual and community heritage
  • Respond to the community’s needs to explore and examine issues critical to its past and  application to contemporary life
  • Provide support to historic preservation initiatives in the Chester County region
  • Maintain mutually beneficial relationships and alliances with educational institutions, the business community and civic organizations
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Museum Hours
Monday through Saturday
10:00am to 4:00pm

Guided Tours at 10 am, Noon, and 2 pm. 

Group tours by appointment