Columcille Megalith Park
Welcome to Columcille Megalith Park, one of the most mythical and mysterious locations in all of Pennslyvania, maybe even the U.S!
Columcille Megalith Park is an outdoor sanctuary open to the public as a sacred space for quiet meditation. It was inspired by the island of Iona, the tiny island off of the western coast of Scotland that holds a plethora of 4 billion-year-old stone. The inspiration was acted on by William H Cohea Jr in 1967 when he followed his vision and began the park. The stones he used in the park are from the Wisconsin Glacier, which is said to have emerged from the Devonian Sea over 400 million years ago.
During your visit, you are invited to travel quietly through the Celtic-inspired sanctuary and ponder the spirituality and mystery all around you. You will see such impressive sites as the St. Columba Chapel, St. Oran Bell Tower, Thor's Gate, Glen of the Temple, and many other megaliths and menhirs (single standing stones). The largest 'Manahan' rises 20 feet and weighs 45 tons! The rest typically weigh from 4 to 15 tons.
Columcille Megalith Park is considered to be the only megalith and outdoor Celtic center in the nation, and has welcomed over 70,000 'voyagers' so far who have 'let the Human Spirit dance and encountered the mystery of earth's creation'.