Kids get in free at Meadowcroft throughout July

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PITTSBURGH, July 1, 2020 – Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, part of the Senator John Heinz History Center’s family of museums, will offer free admission for kids ages 17 and under throughout the month of July, sponsored by Range Resources.

Just an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh in Avella, Pa., Meadowcroft brings 19,000 years of history to life in a safe, outdoor environment. Visitors can enjoy three recreated historic villages and the prehistoric Meadowcroft Rockshelter – a National Historic Landmark recognized as the oldest site of human habitation in North America.

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Now open for its 52nd season, Meadowcroft is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sundays.

Admission is $15 for adults, $14 for senior citizens, $7 for students with a valid ID, and free for Heinz History Center members. No advance tickets are required.

For more information on Meadowcroft’s new health and safety procedures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/meadowcroft/visit.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village operates in association with the Senator John Heinz History Center, an affiliate of the Smithsonian and Pennsylvania’s largest history museum.  Meadowcroft, a National Historic Landmark, is the oldest site of human habitation in North America and features a massive rock overhang used by the region’s earliest inhabitants for shelter more than 19,000 years ago. The 16th century Monongahela Indian Village includes wigwams, recreated prehistoric artifacts, and hands-on activities related to agriculture. Two 18th century structures help to spotlight the similarities and differences between the everyday lives of European settlers and American Indians in the Upper Ohio Valley. Meadowcroft’s 19th century village features a covered bridge, one-room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, and church that create a charming country village setting. Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village is located in Avella, Pa., Washington County, within an hour’s drive of Pittsburgh. For more, visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/meadowcroft.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village in Avella, Pa., will offer free admission for kids ages 17 and under in July, sponsored by Range Resources.

Meadowcroft’s three recreated historic villages and prehistoric Rockshelter create a one-of-a-kind outdoor experience for visitors.

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