The National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum
Pennsylvania Steel Company, Steelton — 1866
Site Name: Pennsylvania Steel Company, Steelton

Location: Steelton, Dauphin County

Dates of Operation: 1866 to 1917 (Pennsylvania Steel Co.), 1866 to Present (Steelton Site)

Owners: Pennsylvania Steel Company; Bethlehem Steel; International Steel Group; ArcelorMittal  

Historical Significance: Pennsylvania Steel Company was America’s first steel company. In 1868, the site became the first in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to the process of making steel. The company also made the first steel rails in America for commercial sale. Today, the Steelton site (operated by ArcelorMittal) is one of only three rail producers in the Americas.