PA Travel Logo


The Nationality Rooms in the Cathedral of Learning

4200 5th Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 412-624-6000
"The world's tallest schoolhouse" contains 26 Nationality Rooms used by the University of Pittsburgh. These rooms reflect the crafts, culture, and traditions of Pittsburgh's diverse ethnic groups. Of museum quality, often designed by architects abroad, the 26 rooms adapt Classical, Byzantine, Romanesque, Baroque, Renaissance, Tudor, Empire, Minka and folk styles to re-create cultural periods prior to 1787, the year the University was founded. Trained guides offer tours by prior reservation for groups of ten or more; narrated tape tours are available for walk-in visitors. The rooms are decorated in traditional holiday styles from mid-November through mid-January. An open house occurs on a Sunday in early December.
Facility Amenities: ADA-compliant, Gift Shop, Guided Tours, Handicapped Access, Vending machines
General Information: Dates Closed: Closed Thanksgiving, December 24-26, and January 1., Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9 AM to 2:30 PM. The rooms close at 4:00. Sunday and holidays: 11 AM to 2:30 PM. The rooms close at 4:00. Last tour of the day is dispatched at 2:30. Gift Shop closes at 4:00., Open Year-round
Loading Map.