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Cultural Arts & Activities in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has it all: Museums, amusement parks, historical sites, opera, ballet, theatre, art galleries, music, sports, nature, and more! Who needs New York City when one can go to concerts at Heinz Hall, see tropical plants at Phipps Conservatory, view the stars at the Carnegie Science Center, or attend a Penguins hockey game? Be bored no longer; the following directory should help you get a start on exploring or rediscovering our beautiful city of rivers and bridges.


Request InformationRead Profile The Homewood Cemetery
1599 South Dallas Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217

—The Homewood Cemetery has always been more than just a final resting place. It is a quiet refuge for joggers and lunchtime patrons. It is visited by bird watchers, students of all ages and disciplines and professional groups of all kinds. It is a ‘living’ museum, rich with a historic Lawn Park landscape and architecturally significant buildings and monuments. It is filled with the histories of generations of distinguished men and women who made considerable contributions to the history of Pittsburgh and America. The Homewood Cemetery is conveniently located near the center of Allegheny County, in the historic East End (Squirrel Hill) area of Pittsburgh and next to the cultural and academic center of Oakland. The cemetery ground are open daily, year-round, for visiting and quiet reflection or consider attending one of our many events. World War I will be the focus of the 5th annual Homewood Cemetery Founders' Day Celebration August 17, 12 noon - 6 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of music, art, stories, vintage cars, and food trucks on the beautiful grounds of The Homewood Cemetery in Squirrel Hill. All events are free, family friendly, and open to the public!


City Attractions:

The Carnegie Science Center • 412-237-3400
Duquesne Incline • 412-381-1665
The Gateway Clipper Fleet • 412-355-7980
The National Aviary • 412-323-7235
Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens • 412-622-6914
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts • 412-361-0873
Pittsburgh Pirates • 412-323-5000
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium • 412-665-3640
Station Square • 412-471-5808


Museums & Historical Sites:

Air Heritage Museum • 724-843-2820
The Andy Warhol Museum • 412-237-8300
The Carnegie: Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History • 412-622-3314
The Center for American Music at University of Pittsburgh's Stephen Foster Memorial • 412-624-4100
Fallingwater • 724-329-8501
The Frick Art & Historical Center • 412-371-0600
Fort Ligonier • 724-238-9701
Fort Necessity National Battlefield • 724-329-5512
Fort Pitt Museum • 412-281-9285
Hartwood Mansion • 412-767-9200
Jimmy Stewart Museum • 724-349-6112
Meadowcroft Museum • 724-587-3412
Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh • 412-624-6000
Nemacolin Castle • 724-785-6882
Old Economy Village • 724-266-1803
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum • 877-728-7655
Rachel Carson Homestead • 724-274-5459
Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center • 412-454-6000
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall • 412-621-4253


Music & Theatre:

Bach Choir of Pittsburgh • 412-454-0800
Benedum Center for the Performing Art • 412-456-6666
Byham Theater • 412-456-1350
Carnegie Mellon Drama • 412-268-5765
City Theatre • 412-431-2489
Civic Light Opera • 412-281-2822
Dance Alloy • 412-363-4321
The Harris Theatre • 412-682-4111
Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts • 412-392-4900
Kuntu Repertory Theatre • 412-624-7298
McKeesport Symphony Orchestra • 412-672-1168
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre • 412-456-6666
Pittsburgh Opera • 412-281-0912
Pittsburgh Public Theater • 412-316-1600
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra • 412-392-4868
The Playhouse • 412-621-4445
Renaissance and Baroque Society • 412-682-7262
River City Brass Band • 412-434-7222
Showcase of New Plays at CMU • 412-268-2407
Sweetwater Center for the Arts • 412-741-4405
University of Pittsburgh Theatre • 412-624-7529

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