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The nationality rooms are really a quintessential part of the many immigrant communities represented in the city. The rooms on the 3rd floor are always open, but the ones on the first floor need a key. They are very strict about not handing out the...More
We were fortunate enough to stumble upon the 50th Anniversary celebration. In addition to seeing all the rooms, we were invited to enjoy cookies and other treats from around the world, special exhibits, and an occasional performance. It made a very nice experience even nicer.
The Nationality Rooms are classrooms located in the Gothic Cathedral of Learning. The best time to visit is on weekends, when there are no classes. We had difficulty finding our way inside the building to reach the Nationality Rooms because there are specific entrance that...More
This is a unique place with classrooms designed with different nations. For each room, you can flip a switch and an audio will turn on and give thorough information about the artifacts and culture. However, my friend and I went when school was in session....More
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I highly recommend another hidden secret of Pittsburgh. For 30 years I have taken visitors to the Nationality rooms and no one was ever disappointed. I recommend contacting them about their policy on pets.
Yes, and use the entrance off of 5th Avenue to avoid steps. Elevators are available to use. I had a professor who used a wheelchair to teach and we used different class rooms in the building. There is public parking off... More
Yes, and use the entrance off of 5th Avenue to avoid steps. Elevators are available to use. I had a professor who used a wheelchair to teach and we used different class rooms in the building. There is public parking off Forbes Avenue but you have to cross Forbes which can be pretty busy. There is metering street parking near the Heinz Chapel side of the building, closer to 5th Avenue. There is a parking lot near Stephen Foster, next to Cathedral, call and see if you could use this lot.