A 45-50 minute tour of the water cavern by boat
Penn’s Cave, the only cave in Pennsylvania on the National Register of Historic Places, features glittering stalactites and stalagmites, often in mysteriously familiar shapes, such as “The Statue of Liberty” and “The Garden of the Gods.” See how dripping water has sculpted magnificent flowstone, curtains, cascades, and draperies against a background of pillars and gigantic columns.
The guided, interpretive tour by flat-bottom motorboat winds through cavern passageways and, when weather and conditions permit*, includes a ride on Lake Nitanee. The motorboats accommodate 20-22 persons. There are 48 steps leading to the cave’s main entrance, which is not handicapped accessible.
We recommend bringing a sweater or jacket; the cave’s temperature is 52 degrees. Comfortable walking shoes are also advised. Cameras are welcome; we suggest using flash and/or high-speed film for all inside pictures. Video cameras are permitted.
*Subject to natural conditions which may prevent this three-minute portion of the tour from taking place, however this does NOT affect viewing the entire cave.