Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Village

401 Meadowcroft Rd, Avella, PA 15312


In the quiet woods just outside of Avella, PA, lies the oldest known site of human habitation on the continent. A National Historic Landmark, the Meadowcroft Rockshelter is a 16,000 year old rock overhang that was used for shelter. Now under excavation, visitors can get a glimpse into the distant past and walk on the same ground as our ancient ancestors. Also on site is Meadowcroft Village, a museum and collection of building and structures from the 19th century. Take a step back in time and see what rural life was like 150 years ago in western Pennsylvania. There are special re-enactments and events yearlong. Also, don’t miss the 16th century Indian village, and see what life was like 400 years ago.

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