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The Nationality Rooms, Pittsburgh
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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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  • 30 classes (rooms) on any country, some countries have not. Each room has its own quiet atmosphere.
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  • Class rooms at Pitt's Cathedral of Learning donated by cultures that immigrated to Pittsburgh. Like going to Hogwarts and you don't have to take any tests. Audio guide is helpful but not necessary. Go...  more »
  • I went to Pitt many years ago. Loved the rooms then, loved them every time I returned. The newer rooms are not up to the standard of the ones created just before WW II. We just don't have craftspeople...  more »
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  • 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
  • Free parking on weekends, free self guided tour of the top floor, a building that feels like Game of Thrones or Harry Potter, and this place turned out to be really nice. The rooms are cool and have tons of detail, with each room having its own audio recording that you turn on when you enter the room. It's really worth going.