Activities & Resources
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life050in Avella, PA 15312
about Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Museum of Rural Life:
The site provides glimpses of how prehistoric hunters and gatherers lived. Visitors can see how these people sustained life inside this massive rock overhang, and imagine a world far different from the one we know today.
Visitors can also experience how our ancestors lived at Meadowcroft's carefully recreated 19th century village. Kids can walk across the covered bridge, take a lesson in the one-room schoolhouse, or learn how to spin wool into yarn. The Eastern Woodland Indian village offers opportunities to try pounding corn into corn meal using a mortar, cracking nuts with a nutting stone, or making holes using a pump drill.