Monacan Indian Living History

Indian Village - Student Group

“Mecoure mechin kihoe” – You are very welcome to be here

Monacan Living History Exhibit LogoAccording to tradition, the Monacan Indian people called the Natural Bridge “The Bridge of God” after discovering it while evading an advancing enemy centuries ago. Today the Monacan Indian Nation and Virginia’s Natural Bridge Park have joined together to construct a living history exhibit, which is popular with education programs and visitors alike.

Guests have the opportunity to step back in time over 300 years to visualize what life was like in a typical Monacan Indian settlement. The exhibit is along the Cedar Creek nature trail, just past the Natural Bridge. Learn about cooking, tool production, pottery, basket weaving, gardening, and more. Daily activities change seasonally. Visit often and watch the exhibit grow.

Monacan Exhibit is open daily 10 AM to 5:PM.  The gate closes at 4:45. April 1st through Thanksgiving Weekend.