ATTENTION!!

2016 will be our last season as a commercial show cave. 

Due to a pending sale of the property, cavern tours will be ending the last weekend of October 2016.  

Pennsylvania's most historic limestone cavern   Est. 1929

FIRST OFFICE BUILDING

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. 

 

As seen in the map above, Indian Caverns (denoted by the arrowhead) is located along the Native American Frankstown Path.  This well traveled trail connected two of the major east-west trails - The Great Shamokin Path and Forbes Road.  Numerous artifacts were found during cavern development and soot from campfires can still be seen on some cavern walls and ceilings.