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The Nationality Rooms

Address: 4200 Fifth Avenue, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (North Oakland)
Phone Number: 412-624-6000
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Ranked #14 of 231 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Type: Museums
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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English first
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Each room is decorated according to different countries. Christmas is the best time to o to see them decorated in each countries traditional Christmas decoration. Well woth the time

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a former Pitt student used the Nationality rooms for classes and studying. At Christmas time, they transform into a native holiday celebration. There is a weekend where there is dancing, food sales, craft sales, music and other entertainment in the commons. Although crowded at that time, absolutely worth the visit.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was such an enjoyable tour. I have to admit, I attended Pitt, but never actually did the tour. (wanted to get out of there over holiday break LOL) Always heard it was beautiful. So, I wanted to take my 10 year old son, for something different over his school break. We both really enjoyed it. The rooms were beautiful,... More 

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New Castle, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

These rooms are a fantastic opportunity to see what other consider to be beauty and elegance. Even if your background is not represented, give the others a chance. Take the time for the tour. The nominal fees are worth every penny, and then some. If you have a group of 10 or more, book a guided tour. They cost a... More 

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Brantford, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The parking drove me a little crazy at first because I didn't have any USD change arriving here from Canada late morning. After hunting down a gas station and getting a few dollars in quarters we were parked nearby and ready for a nice visit. The architecture was awesome. The lobby was quite impressive and the rooms on the only... More 

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New York City, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

The Cathedral of Learning is quite the college building (can you say "Hogwarts?" so the Nationality Rooms, housed in this beauty are a treat just to walk around the main floor. The Nationality Rooms are amazing in their detail and cover countries from around the world, often with components brought in from the countries specifically for this. Check in advance... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I have always wanted to see the inside of the cathedral of learning in Oakland. I have wondered around outside a few times but never went in. We decided to do this on New Years eve with a few family members. The cost of the tour is minimal...$4. The tour guide is what was the deterrent. She was boring and... More 

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PITTSBURGH, PA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The Nationality Rooms are located in the Cathedral of Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. There are classrooms and offices in the upper floors. As a student, I often went to the Cathedral for a quiet place to study surrounded by King Arthur's Court! The rooms are well preserved with authentic items from the era they represent. It's a hands... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My family member said "It's like Hogwarts!" Loved just walking around and marveling at the architecture! Wanted to see more than just a couple of classrooms but Christmas weekend, the tours were not available.

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The rooms dedicated and decorated for different countries and cultures are very well done and educational. Each room has a taped explanation of the displays. Very well done and interesting.

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