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Address: 4734 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201-2951
Phone Number: 412-682-1624
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Instituted in 1844, this 300-acre cemetery is the final resting place of...

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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A peaceful place to take a walk and commune with nature.

An old, sprawling cemetery with lots of hills. It's a great place to get some exercise, explore some history and listening to the chirping of the birds. I've seen lots of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An old, sprawling cemetery with lots of hills. It's a great place to get some exercise, explore some history and listening to the chirping of the birds. I've seen lots of squirrels, deer and groundhogs here. It makes getting away from the hustle of urban life easy.

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Thank beatgrrl
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here because I just love older cemeteries. this place is HUGE, like seriously massive. We walked around in the snow for over an hour and didn't see the whole thing. If you go, check out the shark stone, it's worth a trip

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Thank PhalenMum
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I had always wanted to visit this VERY large cemetery. It has beautiful tombstones from 200+ years ago. So much history. It was interesting to see how the style of tombstones have changed over the years. Some were even chained shut!

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Thank MaryAnn M
Butler, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I visited the cemetery in the late fall. The leaves were still looking beautiful in some areas. The stones are not all that old, so it is not the most exciting place to look for pre-1800's grave sites, but the area is expansive and there are a number of impressive mausoleums and statues. There are distinct sections that have their... More 

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Thank Rebby2k
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40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

Nice place. No dogs allowed but there is animal feces everywhere. Lots of critters running around. We saw a snake in the bushes sunning himself, even. Lots of pretty graves.

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Thank Karla C
Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

I have visited many famous cemeteries and have to say that Allegheny is among the most grand. The number of mausoleums and towering memorials is incredible. It is a very large tract of land with hills and woods located right in the city. There are so many animals, deer, wild turkeys, fox, geese and ground hogs that it was difficult... More 

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Thank Greg D
Toledo-Holland, OH
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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Cemeteries are one of our favorite places to visit and this one is amazing! So many beautiful monuments to admire, as well as wildlife! We saw ducks, geese, deer, squirrels, and a groundhog. A very peaceful place to explore. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys beauty.

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Thank Sartorial79
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We searched "romantic places in Pittsburgh" & this came up. We figured, why not? What an amazing place! You can explore it for hours and find something new. Saw a few fawns, doe, and even a buck. Really cool place.

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Thank joshandhelen
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great place to drive through, bike or walk through. Highlights some of Pittsburgh's influencial people from the early 1800's to early 1900's. Some huge 40 foot high monuments, mini looking houses with tombs inside. Monuments with Angels, crosses. Well built stone. Felt like we were in Gettysburg

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This is a great place for a scenic drive all seasons of the year. There are roads that snake their way through the cemetery and it's fun to wind your way through. You can see a variety of wild life throughout and some of the old tombstones and mausoleums are really neat! We've been known to grab a pizza at... More 

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