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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  • Each classroom reveals a look at the culture of the sponsoring country. The audio tour offered within each room is absolutely excellent! Just fascinating.  more »
  • Our college students were amazed at the various cultural rooms. Up close and personal to see this in person.  more »
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  • If you are in the oalkand area, you gotta check it out. They have an entire floor to explire for free. Great place to bring and educate your children. They have buttons by each entry that will narrarate information about the room you are in. If you have the money, you can pay to see extra rooms. I've been a few times with the kids and they enjoy the learning experience.
  • $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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