Meadowcroft to Kick Off 2021 Season on May 1
- The Washington County attraction offers families a safe and fun outdoor experience -
Located just an hour’s drive from downtown Pittsburgh in Avella, Washington County, Meadowcroft offers a safe and fun outdoor adventure for the whole family.
Visitors of all ages can watch a blacksmith forge red-hot iron in a 19th-century historic village, use an atlatl (a prehistoric spear-thrower) in a 16th-century Monongahela Indian village, throw a tomahawk at an 18th-century Frontier Trading Post, and explore the prehistoric wonders of the Meadowcroft Rockshelter – a National Historic Landmark recognized as the oldest site of human habitation in North America.
Meadowcroft to offer exciting programs throughout season
Meadowcroft will offer a full slate of programming this season, with highlights including:
June 19: Annual Atlatl Competition – Test your skills with the atlatl and watch some of the world’s best competitors from the World Atlatl Association compete for high score.
June 26: Beast Mode Archery Challenge – For the first time ever, the Beast Mode Archery Challenge is coming to Pennsylvania! Watch archers test their strength, stamina, and endurance in high-pressure, simulated hunting scenarios on the same land where pe ople have hunted for more than 19,000 years .
July 4: Independence Day Celebration – Celebrate the spirit of America with historical demonstrations and period games at Meadowcrof t’s 18 th – century frontier area and 19 th –century rural village.
Oct. 16: Archaeology Day – As part of Pennsylvania Archaeology Month, archaeologists from the Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology will present lectures and identify artifacts, accompanied by demonstrations of prehistoric technology.