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Laurel Caverns

Laurel Caverns is the largest cave in Pennsylvania, with unusual formations to interest both avid spelunkers and casual visitors. . With 2.8 miles of passages, it is the 16th longest developed cave in the United States. Formerly called Dulaney's Cave and originally called Laurel Hill Cave, it has been explored since the late 1700's and was a lair in the olden days for Indians and robber gangs.

Laurel Caverns guided tour lasts about 55 minutes, with a guide leaving with a group at least every twenty minutes. Nobody waits more than twenty minutes for a guide. Reservations are not needed.

The cave temperature is 52 degrees year round, so a sweater or jacket should be worn. Non-slippery shoes are important. Laurel Caverns is a natural cave which follows the natural slope of the mountain. The tour may be strenuous for some.

Repelling classes are held by special arrangement. The fifty foot high Ed Coll cliff is inside the cave so weather is never a problem. All equipment is included in the fee.

Also avalable is panneing for gemstones and staff directed spelunking for groups of 6 or more.

Picnic tables, campgrounds, view from mountaintop, trackless train, and cave miniture golfing.


Contact Information

Laurel Caverns, RD 1, Box 10, Farmington, Pennsylvania, PA 15437 or phone (724) 438-3003 or fax (724) 437-1925

Doors open at 9am. with the last tour entering the cave at 5 pm. Laurel Caverns is open seven days a week May 1st through October 31st and Saturdays and Sundays during March, April and November.

Directions from the Inne at Watson's Choice

On Route 2001, six miles south of Route 40, National Road.

  • Turn Left [East] on Route 21 East
  • Travel 3.1 mi to traffic light at Route 119
  • Turn Right and stay to right following on-ramp sign to [US 119 South Morgantown/ US 40 East ]
  • This is the Uniontown By-Pass. Follow signs for US 40 East
  • Travel 8.3 miles to the top of Summit Mountain
  • After about 5.5 miles you'll start to climb the mountain (2.5 miles up from this is Point Lookout, a worthwhile quick stop).
  • At the top of the mountain to the right is the Summit Hotel

  • After cresting the mountain, travel about 100 yards.
  • Turn Right (follow large sign marking way to Laurel Caverns)
  • Travel about 6 mi on Seaton Rd (Route 2001) to Laurel Caverns on Right

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