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Allegheny Cemetery

4734 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2951
412-682-1624
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Ranked #27 of 94 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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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My husband and I decided to take a weekend away from home and visit Pittsburgh for our anniversary. To kill time prior to hotel check in, we found this beautiful old cemetery and decided to visit. It was amazing! Walking around the massive place makes you feel like you've taken a step back in time. So many old military sites,... More

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detroit, michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We enjoyed the mausoleums and the deer there. The deer are so friendly and they had baby deer with them. They were filming a movie when we were ther so we didn't get to see it all.

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Seneca
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75 reviews 75 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

What a great time we had touring this cemetery. There are several military veterans buried here including vets from all of the major wars. We first stopped at the office to obtain a map. The lady at the desk was very helpful. The map is very much needed to find your way around. The grounds are well kept and maintained.... More

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Morocco, IN
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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84 helpful votes 84 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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64 helpful votes 64 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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