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The Nationality Rooms

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Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone Number: 412-624-6000
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A quick trip around the world in an afternoon.

The Nationality Rooms are housed on the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. These rooms are representative of many of the countries from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
MARIANNE A
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Nationality Rooms are housed on the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. These rooms are representative of many of the countries from which Pittsburgh's families have immigrated. The rooms are decorated to emphasize aspects of these various countries. The rooms show a lot about how the people lived there everyday lives. There is... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

What a unique place in the Pittsburgh University! About 30 classrooms are builded just like if you were in the country each of them is dedicated. Members of cultural communities in Pittsburgh gave their financial contribution to present the essence of their countries using that very original way. The visitors are learning a lot about each country when they enter... More 

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profgirl
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The unique beauty of each room makes this site a lovely respite. The short narrations on the history of the room/country make the visit a pleasant educational experience. It is amazing to see these working classrooms. For me this is definitely a must see in a city full of delightful spots.

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We went during an off time and although some of the rooms were being use for classes, we were able to see so much on a self tour. I would love to go back at Christmastime and see all the room decorated in their country customs..on my bucket list!

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Jackson, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We came to see several of these unique rooms but best of all, took the elevator to the top for the view!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We got to the Cathedral of Learning rather late...maybe 3pm. They will give you access to locked classrooms up until 2:30, I believe. However, the third floor rooms were open and it was fun to see how they were decorated and to listen to the "voiceovers" about what was in the rooms.

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York, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

These were very interesting to see, and well done. I understand that they are used as actual classrooms for Pitt Univ.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

It had everything from Heinz products to a section dedicated to Mr. Rogers Neighborhood. Old cars and inventions and patents that were made in and near Pittsburgh. One floor dedicated to kids and hands on play.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Gothic, mysterious, cavernous, University of Pittsburgh, and ethnicity of the region championed. Pittsburghers built the University of Pittsburgh and they are honored by each nationality room. Arrange a tour or come during the holidays when the University has an open house. Each room is built as if the room was in the native country with artifacts from the country as... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Interesting glimpse into the nationalities and the culture of the people who settle in the area. Carnegie Library & Museum are across the street. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a short walk across the bridge http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/touring-options-requesting-group-tours https://plus.google.com/u/0/+PhippsConservatoryPittsburgh/posts

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Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Phone Number: 412-624-6000
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > North Oakland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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