(No Online Tickets)
Must Be 12 Years of Age
Anyone under the Age of 18 needs to be accompanied by an adult
we supply the gear. You'll be glad you have coveralls, gloves, boots, knee pads and a lighted helmet as you twist and crawl your way through this two hour, one of a kind, spelunking adventure with our experienced guides. They'll take you through the Mystery Passage, across the dry underground stream bed and up to the Great Rotunda. This 107-foot high, silo-shaped natural dome is now reachable for the first time in more than 125 years.
For those of you looking for something not so “traditional,” check out our Lantern Tour and Adventure Tour.
Want to stay at one of the best family vacation spots in Upstate New York? Check out our affordable vacation packages, including our Tour and Stay Package.
When you take advantage of our affordable vacation packages, you get more time to enjoy all that Howe Caverns has to offer, including The Cave House Museum of Mining & Geology, gemstone mining, scenic bike rides, nearby hiking trails, and other Upstate New York attractions.
If you’re looking for a great learning experience for a group of kids, check out our affordable school tours and scout tours. Our cave tours make great homeschooling field trips too.
For those of you who would like to stay over at Howe Caverns after your evening tour, we've created affordable vacation packages to accommodate you.
When you take advantage of our affordable vacation packages, you get more time to enjoy all that Howe Caverns has to offer, including The Cave House Museum of Mining & Geology, gemstone mining, scenic bike rides, nearby hiking trails, and other Upstate NY attractions. For overnight stays call one of our helpful reservationists at 518-296-8900.
In addition to our Adventure Tour, we have our Traditional Tour for all ages and our authentic Lantern Tour for those who want to experience Howe Caverns as Lester Howe did when he discovered them.
Please dress appropriately for maximum comfort during your tour. Bring a light jacket and wear comfortable shoes that provide you a good level of traction. The cavern environment is a constant 52° Fahrenheit / 12° Celsius and 70-75% humidity, year-round.
For the safety of our guests and preservation of the cavern, large bags, backpacks, food and beverages, etc. are not permitted underground.
To help protect the cave environment, touching rocks and formations is prohibited. Some cave formations are very fragile to the touch and may break easier than you might think. Also, the oils in your skin may stop the growth of cave formations.>
Wheeled devices and strollers are not permitted in the cavern. Above ground areas are accessible to mobility impaired visitors. A 25 minute video of the cavern tour is available for those who cannot tour the cave.
There are no restrooms in the cavern. Please remember to use the facilities above ground prior to your tour departure. You will be underground for 80 minutes.
If you have any questions or concerns, always feel free to contact us before you plan to visit. For more information about Howe Caverns, please call 518-296-8900. We look forward to seeing you!