A visit to W.A. Young & Sons is a step back in time! Nestled in the historic district of Rices Landing, Greene County, the Machine Shop is an astonishing industrial treasure.
Built in 1900, the shop produced parts for steamboats, coal mines, railroads, and supported local small businesses. When it closed in 1965, the building was locked and all of its tools and equipment were left in place—perfectly preserving its line shaft driven, 25-machine network for future generations.
Visitors tour the blacksmith shop, pattern shop, hardware store, and foundry—and marvel as the machines are switched on during a live demonstration of this turn-of-the-last century technology!
Guided tours of the Machine Shop are available most Sundays, May through November.
Tours are limited to 10 participants. General admission is $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.riversofsteel.com. Guests will be required to show their electronic or paper tickets for admission. No tickets will be sold at the door.