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Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village

401 Meadowcroft Rd., Avella, PA 15312 GET DIRECTIONS
Local: 724-587-3412
Fax: 724-587-3414

Meadowcroft Rockshelter, the oldest site of human habitation in North America, provides a unique glimpse into the lives of prehistoric hunters and gathers. This National Historic Landmark, located in Avella, Washington County, Pa., features a massive, 16,000-year-old rock overhang used by our earliest ancestors for shelter.

In addition to ancient history at the Rockshelter, visitors to Meadowcroft can also step back in time to experience rural life over 150 years ago. Meadowcroft Village carefully recreates all of the charming qualities of an Upper Ohio Valley village from mid-19th century. A 16th century Indian Village allows visitors to travel 400 years into the past and re-live what life was like for the Eastern Woodland Indians.

Discounts Offered: Group Discount, Military Discount, Senior Citizen Discount, Student Discount
Facility Amenities: Admission Charged: Adults - $12; Senior Citizens (62+) - $11; Retired & Active Duty Military - $6; Students with a valid school ID - $6; Children ages 6-17 - $6; Children ages 5 and under - Free; History Center Members - Free, Bus Parking, Gift Shop
General Information: Dates Closed: Meadowcroft is operating on its fall hours through the end of October., Hours: Meadowcroft's fall hours are Saturdays from noon - 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 - 5 p.m.
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