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.