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Coatesville, Pennsylvania: National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum

See the Guppy two-person submarine, the mysterious "sonarsphere," and a recognizable piece of the World Trade Center, all made here when the museum was the Lukens steel mill.

Address:
50 S. 1st Ave., Coatesville, PA
Directions:
US-30 BUS into town. Turn south at the stoplight onto S. 1st Ave., then a quick right at the Iron and Steel Museum sign. Visitors must wear closed-toe shoes.
Hours:
M-Sa 10-4. Gated after hours. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
610-384-9282
Admission:
Adults $15.
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National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum.

Guppy: Two-Person Sub

The Guppy was built as a two-person sub with Lukens Steel from the Coatesville steel mill -- now part of the National Iron and Steel Heritage Museum -- and it's only right that it has returned here. The museum also has cool outdoor displays including a "sonarsphere" and one of the familiar steel "trees" that once wrapped around the base of the World Trade Center Twin Towers -- which were made in the Coatesville mill as well.

[brenda, 11/11/2023]

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