Avella, Pennsylvania: Oldest Human Hangout In North America

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Meadowcroft Rockshelter

401 Meadowcroft Rd, Avella, PA
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.
W-Sa 12-5, Su 1-5; less hours off-season; closed Nov-Apr. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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.

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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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