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. Plan to visit The Nationality Rooms and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pittsburgh attractions using our Pittsburgh route planner .
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  • This is a true hidden treasure of Pittsburgh ! Most people don’t even know these masters of art and history exist . Take the tour, and if you have out of town visitors , this is a must to see .  more »
  • A must see when visiting the beautiful city of Pittsburgh! Each room has a story. It's best to take a walking tour either with a guide or with the rented headphones and tapes. I have been several time...  more »
  • We arrived too late for a guided tour, but we have still visited certain rooms. These are classrooms designed according to all countries, very beautiful to see. I recommend to take the round guided for all to see.
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  • These are such a gem! It sounds kind of like a silly attraction (rooms in a larger building, decorated in the vernacular style and architecture of different ethnic and national groups), but these are really a must-see stop for any visitors that come to Pittsburgh for the first time. Also worth checking out again during the holiday season!
  • Trully a work of art! I toured all the classrooms when I was 16 on summer vacation. Viewed the city from the babcock room on the 40th floor
  • So many great rooms to explore! Excellent cultural reference
  • 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.
  • 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
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