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Heinz Memorial Chapel

1212 Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 (North Oakland)
412-624-4157
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Ranked #15 of 92 Attractions in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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mashpee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This visit combines well with the Cathedral of Learning. The stained glass windows are stunning! I recommend you combine with other sites in the area as this is a quick stop.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The architecture is amazing! Heinz Chapel is open to the public. They offer interdenominational and specific religious services along with weddings and such. Stop in to check it out.

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Juneau, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful Chapel. The lovely lady at the front desk was very informative and I received a double surprise when I realized the architect is actually a member of my family tree. So now I have a research project to track and a personal connection to a beautiful location!

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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90 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This chapel was a gift from the heinz family. I was just leaving the Cathedral Of Learning when I saw a wedding party gathered out front. I sneaked in for a peak..the huge windows depict various working scenes of Commerce and Industry..and the chapel itself is beautiful.

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Brantford, Ontario
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a great chapel to visit and pop in to see for a quick visit if you are in the Carnegie museum area. It is free of charge and there were no more than 3 people there when I attended - on a beautiful sunny day.

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Burlington, Vermont, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Our family stopped in on our way from the Carnegie Natural History Museum to The Cathedral of Learning. It was beautiful and worth a peek inside. The nice woman at the door was happy to be there answering questions. It is so nice to be able to visit and sit in the lovely spaces when so many are closed in... More

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Very modern chapel dedicated by the Heinz family. Stain glass is beautifully colourful and for those that find these places great to reflect on lives path this space, even though near a busy intersection, is a place of tranquility.

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Tega Cay, South Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Loved all the stained glass in this not so traditional cathedral. One of the staff pointed out the different characters in the stain glass (ex. Ben Franklin) - we assumed they were all religious figures. Simply beautiful inside!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Built as a wedding chapel, it sits on University of Pittsburgh open space property near the Stephen Foster Memorial and the Cathedral of Learning, the tallest Gothic structure in the USA (42 floors), and adjacent to the Carnegie Museum complex. Heinz Chapel is a wondrous place to visit and sit in silence in the light streaming through the elegant stained-glass... More

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Fort Thomas, Kentucky
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53 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stopped in the chapel and surrounding grounds. Beautiful design and setting. No service underway when we visited but walked through.

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