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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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  • An expensive way to see cultural aspects of various ethnic groups to the Pittsburgh scene. The Nationality Rooms are classrooms in the University of Pittsburgh's "Cathedral of Learning," which were de...  more »
  • I love walking through the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh's campus. It feels like you are walking into another age. The rooms are gorgeous and unique. Don't forget your camera!  more »
  • On the 1st and 3rd floors of PITT'S Tower of Learning, the Nationality Rooms are mesmerizing. Each shows a piece of art, history, folk culture, and folk art, all rolled into one beautiful room in an a...  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.