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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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Interesting place..check it out

the rooms were quite interesting and stunning to observe.. very beautiful building. ols, and historic. well worth a visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Columbia, South Carolina

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Columbia, South Carolina
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1,300 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 529 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

the rooms were quite interesting and stunning to observe.. very beautiful building. ols, and historic. well worth a visit

Thank jlantern3
Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are many rooms to explore in the first and third floor. The building itself is beautiful. We visited the rooms at the third floor first and then headed to the first floor were some doors were locked and after a couple rooms noticed that some people have keys. We couldn't find any information/signs on site to see where we... More 

Thank ReiRabb
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of us wanted to tour these rooms, one went along reluctantly....but that reluctance quickly turned into great interest. The rooms are housed in a Gothic, Hogwarts type building on the Univ of Pitt campus. Check website ahead of time to see if the rooms are available for touring as they are used for classrooms. The tour is $4pp. You... More 

Thank 2Runks
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The nationality rooms were just beautiful. You need to register and obtain a key to unlock the doors of the nationality rooms. Many of the rooms were dedicated in the 1940s. Just amazing to see the various rooms and their decor.

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the Nationality Rooms at Pitt are a treasure. We live here and go to Pitt Osher classes. We never cease to marvel at how wonderful these rooms are The open house is Dec 6: noon to 5. A wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Olive V
Reno, Nevada
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196 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very different, low-tech, interesting attraction if the traditions and furnishings of different countries intrigue you. Each classroom was furnished/decorated by a different country in the late 1930s, early 1940s. There are about 30 rooms located on two floors. We were there about 2 hours and had seen enough - and we only made it to about 1/2... More 

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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting. So different. Take it slow and enjoy each room. Take a seat and really look around especially at the ceilings.

Thank Snickerdoddle
Federal Way, United States
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54 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love the way they are able to keep up these rooms and make the brochures relevant for descendants even today. Really appreciate the lengths they go to for us.

Thank Gail C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A series of rooms furnished and decorated in a characteristic country style. They can be viewed on the country rooms website. My home is Scotland so I visited the Scottish room as well as a couple of others. A lot of detail; the stained glass windows displayed the crests of the 4 Scottish ancient universities. And these are working classrooms.... More 

Thank David F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By visiting the Nationality Rooms in the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland, you will absorb the culture of many countries. A good time to visit is during the Christmas Holidays when the rooms are decorated for that particular Country's celebration. This is also a good time in that the rooms will not be in use for classes. The Lebanonese, the... More 

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