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Allegheny Cemetery

4734 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2951
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Ranked #21 of 86 attractions in Pittsburgh
Type: Cemeteries
Description: Instituted in 1844, this 300-acre cemetery is the final resting place of such notables as Lillian Russell, Stephen Foster and General John Neville.
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Morocco, IN
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

In the long line of historic cemeteries across the country I've visited I have to say this was just ok. There are some interesting monuments and notables buried here but overall I just wasn't wowed, however, I did enjoy the fortress looking gate house.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I really think this place is peaceful and pretty, it's nice to just go walk around and look at all the old graves. It really is a piece of history for the city! Be respectful of course!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

All the big Pittsburgh names are buried here. The Victorian mausoleums are something to see. If you can get on a tour (usually given by Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Society, the tour will be much more special. Lovely in the Fall with all the trees in color.

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New York City, New York
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Driving around a cemetery is not usually a pleasant experience for me but this is a very historical and peaceful cemetery. The entrance of the cemetery looks like a castle. The monuments, tombstones, headstones and sculptures are awesome. Huge trees, plants, ponds, fountains, hills and scenery are all great. We saw a flock of ducks. It is a good place... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

If you enjoy photography..... you'll enjoy coming here!! It has wonderful old scenic displays, being one of the oldest in the country its a great mix of new and old plots in addition to the different cultures lets you see how we've evolved with death over the years

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Raleigh, NC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
28 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

You may think it strange to visit a cemetery in your free time. While it is a bit creepy, Allegheny is a terrific place to spend a few minutes driving around. The grounds are beautiful and the monuments are pretty amazing. There are also several wild animals such as deer that roam the grounds and allow you to get somewhat... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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89 reviews 89 reviews
41 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I'm a cemetery geek who loves to visit cemeteries in the cities that we visit. Allegheny Cemetery is the largest in Pittsburgh and has quite a few statues/mausoleums that are interesting to see. Make sure the stop in the office to get a map. The office staff were friendly and we spent over 20 minutes talking to them. They let... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Visited family, peaceful place, located 15-20 minutes from city center, out in the western part of suburbs

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The tombstones and especially the larger monuments are quite interesting. The names on various tombstones are the same as many of the street names in the nearby Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The grounds are a good place for a walk, and the grounds are remarkably extensive. There is a pond where on sunny days you can see lots of... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

There is plenty of wildlife in this urban park as well as Trees, ponds, fountains and very old headstones. There are amazing graveyard structures throughout and a military section.

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