Avella, Pennsylvania: Oldest Human Hangout In North America

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Meadowcroft Rockshelter

Address:
401 Meadowcroft Rd, Avella, PA
Directions:
Meadowcroft Rockshelter. From Hwy 50 in Avella, continue north on Avella Rd, paralleling the train tracks. Turn left when the street ends onto Browntown Rd/Route 4018. Drive for 2.5 miles, following the signs for Meadowcroft Rd, until you come to the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life.
Hours:
W-Sa 12-5, Su 1-5; less hours off-season; closed Nov-Apr. (Virus outbreak may affect access to attraction. Call to verify.)
Phone:
724-587-3412
Admission:
Adults $15, 6-17 $7
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Oldest Human Hangout In North America
Climb 95 steps to see a rock shelter that was a campsite for people 19,000 years ago, according to some (others disagree). It now sports a roof and an observation deck, which the the Paleo-Indians did not. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/22/2020]

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Oldest Human Hangout In North America

It's an interesting stop. Guides do not know as much about the site as they should. I was disappointed that the artifacts had been removed.

[E, 09/02/2019]

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