"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.
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