Pennsylvania’s Crystal Cave Celebrates 140th Anniversary

Crystal Cave GuideTo celebrate the 140th anniversary of it’s discovery, Crystal Cave in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, will be offering historic lantern tours this summer. The first time since the cave was wired for electricity. Guides dressed in period clothing will lead hand-held lantern tours, telling tales of folklore, stories, and history of Crystal Cave never heard during the modern day tours.

The special tours require reservations and are not recommended for children under age eight, run on Friday and Saturday evenings throughout July and August.

As part of the celebration, the cave will hold a “Discovery Days” from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm on July 16th.

This special event begins with a two-hour “live” broadcast at Crystal Cave by a WEEU radio personality. The festivities continue with “special” extended cave tours that include archival stories and folklore about Crystal Cave in the 1800’s, door prizes and drawings for prizes, a Grand Prize for the 140th person to purchase a Crystal Cave admission ticket, a scavenger hunt for rocks from around the world, “old-fashioned” chicken and waffle dinners, and photos taken wearing a Victorian coat and top hat. See also for the first time, movies taken at Crystal Cave in the 1940’s. Kids can also make their own Crystal Cave stalagmite. It will be a fun time for people of all ages.

For more information on visiting Crystal Cave, visit the official Crystal Cave website or call 610-683-6765.

See Kutztown’s Crystal Cave by lantern [The Morning Call]

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