- $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.
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
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.