Meadowcroft Rockshelter and History Village
and Fort Pitt Museum
Explore Pittsburgh's rich tradition of innovation and discover 250 years of Western Pennsylvania History at the Senator John Heinz History Center, Pennsylvania's largest history museum and a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution
1212 Smallman Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village, located just an hour outside Pittsburgh in Avella, Pa., explores more than 16,000 years of history. Named one of the “Five Great Places to See Evidence of the First Americans” by Smithsonian Magazine, the Meadowcroft Rockshelter is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest site of human habitation in North America. Visitors can also explore a series of recreated outdoor interpretive areas including a 16th-century Eastern Woodland Indian Village, an 18th-century frontier trading post, and a 19th-century rural village.
Spring/Fall hours (May, September, October): Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day): Wednesday through Saturday noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m.
401 Meadowcroft Road Avella, PA 15312
724-587-3412 EXT: 6502
The Fort Pitt Museum tells the story of the Point’s critical role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and the birth of Pittsburgh. Located in Point State Park in downtown Pittsburgh, the 12,000-square-foot museum provides visitors with a rich understanding of the world-changing events that occurred in Western Pennsylvania. The Fort Pitt Museum presents living history demonstrations throughout the summer months, in addition to lectures and educational programming throughout the year. The museum is one of the most affordable family-friendly cultural experiences in the region.
601 Commonwealth Place Building B Pittsburgh, PA 15222