What You'll Do
A revolutionary hiding place. A monastic retreat. An ill-fated gold mine. The caves in Wissahickon Park have served many purposes over the years. With urban explorer and history buff John Vidumsky, you'll hear about the caves' myriad stories while trekking to the site of the gold-seeking Roxoborough Mining Company.
Take a Walk Through Wissahickon Park
Head off the beaten path to one of the forgotten caves in Philly's urban forest
Hear the Unusual History of the Caves
History buff John Vidumsky tells tales of the park's murky past, which includes failed gold-mining operations and Johannes Kelpius, a reclusive monk from Transylvania
Each event is capped at 12 participants; each event requires a minimum of 5 participants in order to take place.
Urban Explorer, History Buff
An avid outdoorsman and urban explorer, John Vidumsky struck metaphorical gold when he moved to Philadelphia. Armed with a masters in history and an unquenchable thirst for adventure, he seeks out and explores abandoned, long-forgotten sites throughout Philadelphia, helping piece together the city's lesser-known history. Taking a special interest in the Wissahickon caves, he's conducted original research on their structure and dug up details about their often murky past.
Tours run from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
November 17 | November 24
Where You'll Meet
Tours will begin in the parking lot beside the Valley Green Inn.