Prehistoric Indian Village
Meadowcroft’s recreated Monongahela Indian Village gives visitors a close look at the everyday lives of 16th century American Indians.
Explore the interior of a wigwam, inspect carefully recreated prehistoric artifacts, and learn about American Indian agriculture. Enjoy the traditional Three Sisters Garden and a hunting camp filled with furs, hunting tools, and fishing equipment.
One of the most popular activities at Meadowcroft’s Indian Village, visitors can try their hand at using an atlatl, a prehistoric spear thrower used by American Indians for hunting fish, waterfowl, and mammals.
American Indian Heritage Weekend
Young visitors learn about tools and techniques used by American Indians more than 400 years ago in Western Pennsylvania at Meadowcroft’s annual American Indian Heritage Weekend event in September. Re-enactors explain the prehistoric and colonial era skills used by the American Indians, including hunting, fur trading, cooking, weaving, decorative porcupine quill work, hide tanning, tool-making, and a creek-side demonstration of native fishing techniques.