Pennsylvania's most historic limestone cavern    Est. 1929

Welcome to Indian Caverns located in the beautiful Spruce Creek Valley -

 

2014 marks the 85th year that Indian Caverns has been owned and operated by the Wertz Family.  We are open April and May on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM until 5 PM. Beginning May 24 Indian Caverns is open every day of the week through Labor Day, September 1.  Also, programs for youth groups and Scouting organizations continue uninterrupted regardless of the time of year - Just contact us to set it up.


 

 

Nestled in a hillside covered in pine, spruce, maple and locust trees, the cave entrance overlooks Spruce Creek, a stream world renowned for its native brown and rainbow trout. The area, teeming with wildlife and more than forty species of birds as well, offers a wonderful framework for Pennsylvania's most historic cave. 

 

It was 1928 when a curious and adventurous young couple made their first visit to the cave. Harold A. "Hubby" Wertz, Sr. and his wife, Lenore, lived in nearby Tyrone and were avid spelunkers. After making their discovery, Hubby and Lenore began acquiring the land and mineral rights, hoping to develop the cavern and open it to the public. As work began many surprises awaited them including the discovery of several new passageways and rooms, unearthed arrowheads, artifacts, as well as skeletal remains. What was to be a destination cave for families quickly grew into something much, much larger. Today Indian Cavern represents a historic landmark that offers a unique glimpse into natural, geological and Native American history that few other attractions in Pennsylvania can offer. 

 

With examples of Authentic Native American history, colorful local folklore, massive rock formations and delicate glimpses into the past packed into a 1 hour guided tour, we are certain that the beauty of Indian Caverns will send each member of your family home with a different lasting memory.

 

 

A wonderful look into history as we see the ticket office and gift shop before its completion in the early 1930's. 

 

The ticket office and gift shop as they look in 2011.  The colors and vegetation may have changed but Indian Caverns still holds the standard in offering your family or group, one of the unique outings of the year.

With a:

1 hour guided tour

Fish feeding

Panning for gems

Extensive gift shop

Shaded picnic area

Photographic opportunities

and many other fun and educational activities,

We are certain that we offer something for everyone.




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