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Brookville, Pennsylvania: Message-Rocks Carved by a Madman

Over 100 boulders and rocks were inscribed with biblical and other messages by the insane Douglas M. Stahlman. Some have been restored; most are difficult to read.

Scripture Rocks Heritage Park

Hwy 28, Brookville, PA
Scripture Rocks Heritage Park. I-80 exit 81. Drive south on Hwy 28 for a quarter-mile. You'll see the sign and parking lot on the left.
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Rock inscriptions.

Scripture Rocks Heritage Park

These visually beautiful, conceptually unnerving rock carvings are set within lush oak and pine woods. It's a wonderful place to enjoy a walk in nature, surrounded by strange religious art.

[Ruth O-R, 01/13/2022]

Altar Rock and sign.

Message-Rocks Carved by a Madman

Currently they have a picnic shelter (costs to rent for large parties) and a Portapotty. There are benches throughout the path. They have one picnic table along the path. Nice easy walk, though not wheelchair accessible.

[Brooke Chesson-Riedel, 06/17/2021]

Scripture Rocks Heritage Park.

Message-Rocks Carved by a Madman

Some of the boulders in Scripture Rocks Heritage Park are a little hard to read, but there are a lot of them.

[Paul Kasel, 09/03/2017]
Scripture Rocks Heritage Park

Bible verses were chiseled into rocks over 100 years ago in a park operated by the Jefferson County History Center. Definitely worth a visit.

[David J Brown, 05/21/2017]

Over 100 boulders and rocks were inscribed with biblical and other messages by Douglas M. Stahlman from 1912-1913. At the time he lived atop one of the boulders. He spent the last 27 years of his life in an insane asylum. Sept. 2017: Photo added.

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