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Address: 4734 Butler St, 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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This place is just a beautiful place to visit, I know it's a cemetery ! So many beautiful monuments, they offer a tour of but we did not take it, we chose to just ride and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2016
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

People remark on drive through but we were there at 4 p.m. and the gate was locked with a chain..could not see another entrance. The stone entry was gated too..I tried to call just got answering machine. They had hours posted till 7pm..so maybe you can not drive any more. Bummed

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Thank marianng
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This place is just a beautiful place to visit, I know it's a cemetery ! So many beautiful monuments, they offer a tour of but we did not take it, we chose to just ride and observe. They are many important and famous people laid in these serene, peaceful surroundings. Beautiful place to spend a quiet, peaceful day.

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Thank ksiwik
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I wasn't sure what we would find here when our son mentioned a drive through but it was beautiful. And we did find the "Jaws" head stone.

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Thank Claire L
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

I absolutely love this Cemetary! If you are in the area, you should definitely stop for a visit. The artwork is so beautiful. It's a large Cemetary and there's a lot to see. Lot's of fascinating history here too! There are several ponds, ducks and geese, and home to lots of deer! It's a pretty cool place to check out!... More 

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Thank Robin M
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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Thank Heather550
PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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50 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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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Thank sallieoconor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

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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74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
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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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