The Rachel Carson Homestead is the birthplace and childhood home of Rachel Carson. Rachel was born on May 27, 1907 in this humble four-room farmhouse. The Carson homestead included nearly 65 acres along the Allegheny River in what is now Springdale Borough, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The original four rooms and a spring-house are intact. A nonprofit corporation runs the Homestead, making it available to the public for tours every Saturday from April 22 through November, and by appointment. Special programs are also hosted here.