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Meadowcroft Museum of Rural Life

. Description:  MAR 2008: Closed, to reopen Spring 2008  Many hands on activities.  Archaeological site with museum showing how work is done.  19th century village with general store and blacksmith, classes in one-room school.  
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Address:
401 Meadowcroft Rd
Avella, PA 15312

Parent Organization:
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania
Contacts
Phone 724 587-3412
fax 724 587-3412
E-mail
URL(s)
http://meadowcroft.pghhistory.org/
Hours:
Dates Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Memorial Day-Labor Day 1 - 5 12 - 5 12 - 5 12 - 5 12 - 5
May, Sep-Oct 1 - 5     12 - 5
Season
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Admission:
Criteria
As of MAR 2008
Child

Student

Adult

Senior

Groups

Rockshelter CLOSED  (6-16) $3.50
 under 6 free
   $6.50    by appointment
Village
CLOSED
 (6-16) $3.50
under 6 free
   $6.50    
Special Fees:  special events varying extra fees
Additional Group Info: 724 587-3412
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What kind of visit you can have: Two sites in one.  Meadowcroft Rockshelter is a 14,000 year old site, the oldest continually used human site in North America.  Currently not open to the public, the Visitor's center tells the story of the site and the archaeological digs that occurred there.  The Village recreates the 1890s with buildings relocated to save them.  Active living history program with costumed interpreters engaging visitors in daily activities
Big Events: Suggested Stay:
Period prehistoric and 1890s Type of Site Village, archaeological
Buildings: rockshelter, visitor center, school, blacksmith shop, church, 2 log houses
Interpreters: costumed interpreters Craftspeople: blacksmith
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Picnic  Yes
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Last Update: 01/09/2010

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