Monacan Indian Living History

Indian Village - Student Group “Mecoure mechin kihoe” – You are very welcome to be here Monacan Living History Exhibit Logo

According 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, included in your Natural Bridge ticket purchase, 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.

Jan. 1 – Mar. 18:                 Outdoor Exhibit Closed to Public

Indoor Naturalist Exhibit Open Fri – Sun: 10am – 4pm

Mar. 19 – Mar. 31:             7-Day Operation: 10am – 4pm

Apr. 1 – Oct. 31:                 7-Day Operation: 10am – 5pm

Nov. 1 – Nov. 30:               7-Day Operation: 10am – 4pm

Dec. 1 – Dec. 31:                 Outdoor Exhibit Closed to Public

*NEW* Indoor Naturalist Exhibit Open Fri – Sun: 10am – 4pm


* Bridge Ticket required for either Indoor or Outdoor Exhibit viewing

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Natural Bridge Adult/Child Passes