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. Plan to visit The Nationality Rooms and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pittsburgh attractions using our Pittsburgh route planner .
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  • Even during the week when classes are in session and the rooms are officially closed, you can see rooms when they have no classes, and some of the doors to the rooms are open when classes are in sessi...  more »
  • Very cool experience while visiting University of Pitt's campus. Located in the Cathedral of Learning, the Nationality Rooms are easily accessible and FREE, which is always good. The Cathedral of Lear...  more »
  • Head over to the Pitt campus! Great architecture and head to the cathedral of learning to check out the nationality rooms. Go on the weekends so you can see all the rooms with limited use. Get there b...  more »
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  • 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
  • Free, beautiful, and a great place to tour. It really looks like hogwarts

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