Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh
Categories: Cemeteries, Tourist Spots
Pittsburgh's tender mercies, respect for its lands, and loyalty to high ideals are more than evident within the gates of Allegheny Cemetery. Conceived in the minds of Pittsburgh's leading families and businessmen in 1844, Allegheny Cemetery was created to be far more than the typical country burying grounds of that age.Put Allegheny Cemetery and other Pittsburgh attractions into our Pittsburgh travel itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
After its incorporation, 100 acres were purchased and the first interment took place in 1845. Today, Allegheny Cemetery encompasses 300 acres with over 15 miles of roadways. Of that 300 acres, 100 acres remain for future development, making Allegheny not only one of the most affordable but accessible cemeteries in the greater Pittsburgh area.
Allegheny Cemetery has been the choice of more than 124,000 people as their final resting place. Some had worldwide fame, others were known throughout Pittsburgh. But most were known only by the friends and family who loved them and wanted the assurance that they would be memorialized in the most caring, dignified, and respectful manner possible. Together, they make up the Allegheny Cemetery family.
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I love old cemeteries, I admit it.. and I am a mushroomer besides so of course I love the Allegheny cemetery. It is well worth a walk on a fall day or a summer afternoon, or after a quiet winter snow ... read more »
People remark on drive through but we were there at 4 p.m. and the gate was locked with a chain..could not see another entrance. The stone entry was gated too..I tried to call just got answering machi... read more »
This place is just a beautiful place to visit, I know it's a cemetery ! So many beautiful monuments, they offer a tour of but we did not take it, we chose to just ride and observe. They are many impor... read more »
Chris J Fry
A beautiful, historic cemetery where many of Pittsburgh's historical families are laid to rest. Several of the memorials are amazing from an art and architecture viewpoint, and the setting is wonderful. I love that I can drive through and see deer, rabbits, chipmunks, squirrels, and a huge flock of Canadian geese that apparently has just taken up residence here.
Wonderful for walks or running - scenic and you get a work out going up and down all the hills. Also, absolutely TONS of Pokestops if you're playing Pokemon GO.
This cemetery is huge and has so many beautiful monuments and the scenery is so pretty. Me and my friend was visiting our friend for her one year mark, and although we had no clue where we were going, the one man at the administration office was as patient as can be and directed us to exactly where she was laid over the phone. Thank you sooo much for that. You can't imagine how much that meant to us.
Great area for running, biking, or walking. There is always a lot of wildlife to see with beautiful monuments all around.
Great place to go for a walk or bike ride. Lots of wildlife and beautiful mausoleums.
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