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“I know right....It's a Cemetery!!”
Review of Allegheny Cemetery

Allegheny Cemetery
Ranked #52 of 181 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.
Reviewed 19 January 2014

If you enjoy photography..... you'll enjoy coming here!! It has wonderful old scenic displays, being one of the oldest in the country its a great mix of new and old plots in addition to the different cultures lets you see how we've evolved with death over the years

1  Thank Steve L
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Reviewed 15 October 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.

1  Thank telamm
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Reviewed 2 September 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.

2  Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

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

1  Thank DanburyFoodie
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Reviewed 11 August 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.

1  Thank Theresa W
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