The variety of styles and forms of sculpture at Allegheny Cemetery reflect both the Romantic Era of art in which it was established, as well as various American and English artistic taste and fashion throughout the Victorian age and into the 20th century. Countless examples of custom statuary adorn the grounds, creating the feel of an open air memorial art museum.
One can expect to see squirrels, rabbits, foxes, opossums, deer and more enjoying life in Allegheny’s urban forest. Our vibrant tree canopy is home to a thriving bird population where guests are able to catch a glimpse of a cardinal, red-tail hawk, peregrine falcon, starling, nuthatch, blue jay, kingfisher, starling, horned owl, wild turkey and even threatened species like the Red-Headed Woodpecker and Great Blue Heron, who find refuge in this rural retreat.
While these animals do not pose a danger to visitors, their health and the balance of our ecosystem can be harmed by human interference. For this reason, we ask that guests do not approach or feed the deer and other birds and animals they may come across.
Over 3,000 trees populate the cemetery grounds and tree care remains a top priority for Allegheny Cemetery. Ecological benefits include providing a food-source and habitat for wildlife, mitigating groundwater to prevent storm water runoff and damaging mudslides as well as proving abundant CO2 absorption benefits for the surrounding community. Allegheny Cemetery has an on-staff I.S.A. Certified Arborist and is active in pruning, removal of diseased or dangerous trees and replenishment with new plantings as a part of our ongoing commitment to conserve this historic landscape for the benefit of present and future generations.