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“Huge - full of history”
Review of Allegheny Cemetery

Allegheny Cemetery
Ranked #50 of 178 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner 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.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Huge - full of history”
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 close.

Visited October 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Huge cemetery, nice statues and mausoleums”
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 us look around the Historic office building, use the restrooms and they have bottles of water for sale at .25 cents each.

The cemetery is large and a car is recommended. They have colored lines on the roads that help you find your way around based on what interests you. They also have pamplets with some of their more famous residents stories and will show you where their final resting place is located.

Visited September 2013
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Danbury
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

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

Visited August 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“But the fountain...”
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 turtles. Do watch out, however, for the abundant goose droppings. One major criticism--the fountain, which should lead to calm contemplation has apparently suffered "improvements" through the years with no appreciation for its original design, or any current aesthetics. Clearly it had once been a gentle fountain surrounded by a low stone wall and with some interesting decoration. Now the water shoots violently up like fireworks from atop an ugly concrete turret, annoyingly loud, and out of proportion both visually and audibly.

Visited August 2013
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Pittsburgh
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Beautiful grounds and fascinating graves”
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.

Visited June 2013
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