Lost River Caverns
726 Durham Street
Box M 
Hellertown, PA 18055 
(610) 838-8767 • 1 (888) 529-1907
Official Website

In 1883 a limestone quarry operation accidentally created an entrance to an enormous cave -- a young cave that began within the past 250,000 years.  

Today this marvel, known as Lost Caverns, can be seen in practically its virgin state, the only changes being the addition of lighting, walkways, and handrails. Visitors can tour five chambers filled with formations such as stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, columns, and others. Each chamber is unique.  

A special highlight is Lost River, a crystal clear underground waterway. Also on display is a colorful array of fluorescent minerals, illuminated by ultraviolet. The grounds also feature a Jungle Garden with a waterfall, fish pond and greenery. And the Gilman Museum contains geological displays, fossils, and antique weaponry.  

The tour is highly educational as well as quite beautiful; the entire family will enjoy it. There are no specific educational programs, but Groups (15 or more people) of all ages will have fun learn about geology at the same time. Photography is encouraged.

Hours: Open daily, 9am - 5pm  (6pm during summer months). Closed Easter Morning, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years.
Adults $12.50
Children (3-12) $7.75
Call for Group Rates.
Group Reservations: At least 1 week in advance.
Lunch: Picnic area available. 
Handicapped Access: Not accessible. 
Directions: Rt. 611 North to Rt. 412 North (just outside of Ottsville) into Hellertown. Turn right at second Hellertown light onto Penn St. Go ½ mile. 

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