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The Nationality Rooms

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So interesting! Great for families

This is a very fun activity for people of all ages. Rooms decorated and designed in many different... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Fun and free just get there before 2:30

The nationality rooms are really a quintessential part of the many immigrant communities... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4200 5th Ave, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-0001
North Oakland
+1 412-624-6000
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a very fun activity for people of all ages. Rooms decorated and designed in many different nationalities.

Thank pittbrendat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am so glad this was recommended to us to add to our visit. Most of the rooms were open to visit and there was information to give you details. You don't need a tour.

Thank Sightseer23662
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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.

Thank ForgetThisPlace
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a must see! Each classroom is dedicated to a specific country and the detail is beautiful. I highly recommend a walk through.

Thank fadokv
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Thank ephesians5
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Try to come when school is not in session to visit the distintively unique and exquisite Nationality Rooms that doubles as classrooms.

Thank Jimmiedewe
Reviewed 12 September 2018

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

1  Thank Kate W
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Relaxing way to learn about other cultures. Interesting to see each room decorated. Authentic decorations

Thank JADEV77
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Absolutely nothing to see, not worth the trip Even the tour guide questioned us going there. But I had read on TA it was a must see. See what I ask!

Thank marcy j
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8 September 2018|
Response from Amy_and_Jeremy | Reviewed this property |
We spent about an hour and did one floor of the rooms.
6 March 2018|
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Response from cuchinasafe | Reviewed this property |
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.
Ann L
2 January 2017|
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Response from Norb K |
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