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Apocalyptic Wanderings with Tom Rickards

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet at Historic Rittenhouse Town Lower Lot

During a hike from Historic Rittenhosue Town to the Hermit’s Cave and back, we will explore some of the history of the apocalyptic group led by Johannes Kelpius, the Women of the Wilderness. We will explore apocalyptic literature, notions of religious toleration, and some of the early beauty and mystique of early Philadelphia

Level: Moderate
Distance: 2 miles

Registration is recommended for all hikes (required if indicated) so that participants can be informed of weather or other emergency cancellations. Unless otherwise specified, Trail Ambassador Walks may be on rocky, rugged trails that may be wet and slippery. Wear sturdy shoes or boots with socks. Long pants are recommended for protection against occasional poison ivy and possible ticks. Bring water and a snack if desired. Unless otherwise noted, children over six are welcome if accompanied by a responsible adult. Walks are cancelled in heavy rain or icy conditions. For more information contact Maeve Pollack at Visit for updates.

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October 19, 2019
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Historic RittenhouseTown
6035-6049 Wissahickon Ave
Philadelphia, 19144 United States
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