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In a Nutshell

Urban explorer John Vidumsky leads you to a forgotten gold mine inside Philadelphia's city limits and reveals its wild history

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 29, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required prior to attending event. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 5 participants or experience subject to cancellation. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $20 for one admission to a tour of an abandoned gold mine with John Vidumsky
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

Tours will begin in the parking lot beside the Valley Green Inn.

Each event is capped at 12 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 5 purchasers in order to take place.


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


Your Host

John Vidumsky John Vidumsky
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.


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    Philadelphia

    West Valley Green Road

    Philadelphia, PA 19128

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