The Nationality Rooms, Pittsburgh
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
A group of 29 classrooms comprise The Nationality Rooms, which depict the ethnic groups that built the city. These classrooms, which were donated by various groups, are part of the University of Pittsburgh's Cathedral of Learning and feature décor and furniture indicative of each culture. Ethnic groups represented include Austrian, Chinese, Scottish, Lithuanian, early American, Russian, Israeli and more. Although 27 of the classrooms are regularly in use, you can visit the unused classrooms to deepen your understanding of the city and its origins. Take a guided tour or choose to visit the site when it hosts a lecture, seminar, exhibit, or other event. Founded in 1926, these classrooms are a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation historical landmark. Arrange your visit to The Nationality Rooms and discover more family-friendly attractions in Pittsburgh using our Pittsburgh trip builder.
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We were looking for an inexpensive way to spend a few hours and found it fun to explore the Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh. The rooms were designed to represent the culture of vario... read more »
The architecture and open spaces are truly beautiful and interesting to walk through and enjoy. We opted to get the "special keys" to open the downstairs Nationality Rooms. They were neat for the firs... read more »
In a world where divisive mindsets rule more often than not, it is refreshingly touching to see unified diversity embedded with such care to detail under one roof in the University of Pittsburgh's Cat... read more »
Need 6 stars. Best thing in the city. Free lobby. Cheap, only 4 dollars to go I to the rooms. One of my favorite sites in the usa
Free, beautiful, and a great place to tour. It really looks like hogwarts
A lot of work has been put into making accurate cultural historic rooms. They are maintained very well. Self guided and free to view. Major events around Christmas.
Amazong building. Greagt histgory. woudl like ot again
On the first floor of the CoL, different nations are represented in a strange half-Christmas (probably seasonal) half-historical setting. Learn about their culture, history and how Pitt students study. A worthy, weird quirky add-on to any trip to Pittsburgh.
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