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Plan a Visit

Hours

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is temporarily closed for the winter season, but is accepting group reservations for April, May & June.

Meadowcroft will re-open to the public on Sat., May 3.

Spring Hours: May
Saturdays: Noon - 5 p.m.
Sundays: 1 - 5 p.m.

Summer Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Wednesdays - Saturdays: Noon - 5 p.m.
Sundays: 1 - 5 p.m.

Fall Hours: September & October
Saturdays: Noon - 5 p.m.
Sundays: 1 - 5 p.m.

Admission

Combination Rockshelter, Village, and Museum:
Adults: $12
Senior Citizens (62+): $11
Retired & Active Duty Military: $6
Students with a valid school ID: $6
Children ages 6-17: $6
Children ages 5 and under: Free
History Center Members: Free

For group rates and group tour information, call 724-587-3412.

Meadowcroft offers free bus parking and free admission for chaperones.

Pets are not permitted on the Meadowcroft grounds. Service animals are permitted for persons with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Location

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village
401 Meadowcroft Road, Avella, PA 15312
724-587-3412
E-mail: frskariot@heinzhistorycenter.org 


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Directions

From PITTSBURGH, PA / ERIE, PA / INTERSTATE 80 and NORTH
Follow I-79 South to the Bridgeville exit 54 (old exit 11). At the bottom of the ramp turn left onto Rt. 50 West. Follow 50 West through Cecil and Hickory. After going through Hickory watch carefully for signs to stay on 50 West to Avella (Rt.18 joins briefly with 50, then 18 splits off to the left). As you enter Avella watch for blue and white directional signs to Meadowcroft. The museum is located on the right approximately 3 miles beyond Avella.

Note: Travel time from Bridgeville is approximately 35 minutes. Gas stations are located in Bridgeville, Hickory and Avella. Restaurants are located in Bridgeville (widest selection) and Hickory.

From the SOUTH HILLS AREA
From Route 19, at St. Clair High School, take the Orange Belt (McLaughlin Road) west (toward Airport) to Bridgeville. Turn left on Bower Hill Road and then left at traffic light onto PA Route 50 (Washington Road). Follow Rt. 50 west through Bridgeville, under I-79, through Cecil, Hickory, and on to Avella. From Avella follow blue and white directional signs 3 miles to Meadowcroft.

From WAYNESBURG, PA / MORGANTOWN, WV and SOUTH
Follow I-79N to Washington, PA. Take 70W to exit 17, Jefferson Ave (old exit 6). Follow directions from Washington below.

From PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE and EAST - Exit the Turnpike at exit 75, New Stanton (old exit 8). Follow I-70 West to Washington, PA. Follow directions from Washington below.

From WASHINGTON, PA
Take exit 17, Jefferson Ave (old exit 6) off I-70 West in Washington, PA. At the bottom of the ramp turn right. At the second light turn right onto Jefferson Ave. At the next light bear left onto 844. Follow 844 for 11 1/2 miles to the junction of 844 and 231 (just past Breezy Heights restaurant and driving range). Turn right onto 231 North. Go 1 1/2 miles to junction of 231 and 50. Turn left onto 50 West. Proceed 1 9/10 miles and turn right onto Fallen Timber Road. Go 1 3/10 miles and turn left onto Meadowcroft Road. Proceed 9/10 of a mile to Meadowcroft entrance on right.

From COLUMBUS, OH / WHEELING, WV / I-70 EASTBOUND
Follow I-70 east to Wheeling, WV. Take Exit 1A for US-40 East / W Virginia 2 North. Turn left at 10th Street. Take 2nd left onto Market Street. Turn left at 7th Street then right onto North Main St. Follow WV Route 2 North for approximately 15 miles to Wellsburg, WV. Turn right on WV Route 27 East. Continue on Route 27 East to the Pennsylvania state line (approx. 6 miles). After entering Pennsylvania, WV Route 27 becomes PA Route 844. Proceed on Route 844 East for 1 mile then turn left onto Route 50 East. Proceed 1 mile and turn left onto Fallen Timber Road. Proceed 1 mile and turn left onto Meadowcroft Road. Continue 1 mile on Meadowcroft Road to museum entrance on right.

From CLEVELAND, OH
Follow I-480 East to Exit 42 for I-80 East. Continue on I-80 East and take Exit 224A for OH Route 11 South toward Canfield. Continue on OH Route 11 South / US Route 30 East to East Liverpool. Exit onto OH Route 39 West / OH Route 7 South / West 8th Street and Continue to follow OH Route 7 South for approximately 22 miles. Take US Route 22 East into West Virginia and take Exit 1 for WV Route 2 South toward Follansbee/Wheeling. Turn left onto WV Route 27 East / 10th Street. Continue on Route 27 East to the Pennsylvania state line (approx. 6 miles). After entering Pennsylvania, WV Route 27 becomes PA Route 844. Proceed on Route 844 East for 1 mile then turn left onto Route 50 East. Proceed 1 mile and turn left onto Fallen Timber Road. Proceed 1 mile and turn left onto Meadowcroft Road. Continue 1 mile on Meadowcroft Road to museum entrance on right.

Lodging

Guests of Meadowcroft who require overnight lodging are encouraged to visit Weatherbury Farms.

For Washington County visitor information and additional lodging opitons, click here.

Other Area Attractions

Tanger Outlets
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino
The Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Contact

Dave Scofield
Director, Meadowcroft Rockshelter & Historic Village
724-587-3412 | drscofield@heinzhistorycenter.org

Fran Skariot
Visitor Services Manager
724-587-3412 | frskariot@heinzhistorycenter.org

Bonnie Reese
Curator
724-587-3412 | blreese@heinzhistorycenter.org

Andrew Donovan, Program Coordinator
Mark Kelly, Interpreter / Tour Guide
Michael McCord, Site Manager of Facilities & Security Operations

Click here for a complete History Center staff directory.


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