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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 d├ęcor 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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  • The cathedral of learning is a piece of Pittsburgh history. Excellent to see anytime but especially around Christmas. Well worth your time and small fee to park. Buildings like this aren't made anymor...  more »
  • If you plan to stay indoors this is a good option. You will see a variaty of learning rooms from differnt eras and places. Not very good for small children. 
  • The Nationality Rooms are about 40 classrooms on two floors, all decorated according to the theme of a particular country. We got a key and an audio guide that for each room information. It was pretty fun to open and view each room separately. We were there at a quiet moment for the lessons start again and there were not too many other visitors, which made it enjoyable. The building itself is also impressive, we had a very nice visit.
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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.