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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. Plan to visit The Nationality Rooms and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Pittsburgh attractions using our Pittsburgh route planner.
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  • The nationality rooms are a fascinating glimpse into the assorted cultures and nationalities that contributed to Pittsburgh. The building the rooms are housed in a major local landmark and known for.....  more
    The nationality rooms are a fascinating glimpse into the assorted cultures and nationalities that contributed to Pittsburgh. The building the rooms are housed in a major local landmark and known for.....  more »
  • The Nationality Rooms provide unique artifacts and ethnic insights into a multitude of nationalities...look for your own! 
    The Nationality Rooms provide unique artifacts and ethnic insights into a multitude of nationalities...look for your own!  more »
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  • This was just fantastic! Our tour guide Katelyn was great and we got to see so many cool rooms. What a wonderful place to go to college.
  • $4 will get you the audio tour and a key to open the 1st floor rooms. The 3rd floor rooms are FREE and open with a switch that will play the tour info overhead. It is easy to spend an hour or more looking at each of the rooms. Some rooms have much more intricate details than others but the overall concept of being able to see a little bit of history from so many places in a single visit is well worth the time. When your done, take a ride to the 36th floor for a quick view of the city.

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