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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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was on a bike - a perfect way to enjoy

rent a bike or if you are lucky, your hotel has bikes. Ride up the river bike path to Lawrenceville. Grab a bite to eat then go visit this rolling hilled quiet peaceful cemetery... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Canada

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

rent a bike or if you are lucky, your hotel has bikes. Ride up the river bike path to Lawrenceville. Grab a bite to eat then go visit this rolling hilled quiet peaceful cemetery. Then ride home.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

most often the occasion is when we have out of town guests. wonderfully open and peaceful grounds. accessible from 2 different parts of town.

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Thank NLtravels
Bradfordwoods, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very old and large cemetery. We drove around for almost a half and hour and didn't see all of it.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A big part of the delight in wandering Allegheny Cemetery is the wide and often startling variety of monuments. It is a beautiful old cemetery, very park-like with tall trees and meandering roads. Yes, you'll find mildly famous people buried here, like Lillian Russell and other fairly prominent Pittsburghers, but the main attraction is the beauty of the architecture itself.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Take a tour of the cemetery but plan on 4 or 5 hours. Some are monuments, some are small, but all have a story to tell of the rich, famous and not so famous.

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1 Thank John R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016 via mobile

Located in the Lawrenceville section of Pittsburgh. You can take a nice drive or a peaceful walk along the roads that meander through the cemetery. I visit several times a year as my mother is buried here

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

As an artist seeking beauty wherever it can be found, Allegheny fulfills my desire for good design even in Necroarchitecture. The terrain is just contoured enough to make a stroll pleasant with lovely vistas at every turn. Autumn has the trees in their richest glory.

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3 Thank SaintVitas
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

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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3 Thank beatgrrl
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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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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