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Howe Caverns Hours
Cave Tours
Friday-Sunday 10am-3pm

Howe High Adventure
Our Outdoor Park Is Closed
For The Season.

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518 296-8900

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Howe Caverns Hours
Cave Tours
Friday-Sunday 10am-3pm

Howe High Adventure
Our Outdoor Park Is Closed
For The Season.

Cool Cave Tours

Are you ready for a fun and affordable family day out? How about a vacation full of learning for all ages? Whether you live in New York and want to take a day trip, or you are driving through the area looking for a fun affordable family vacation, Howe Caverns is one of the most exciting NYS attractions. Your family can spend the day or several days in the park and experience Howe Caverns above and below ground!

Every tour of Howe Caverns starts with a 156 ft descent below the earth’s surface…

Your journey will wind through limestone corridors, cavernous galleries, under massive boulders, until you discover a subterranean riverbed carved over countless millennia. Deep in the cave, solid rock appears fluid: creating strange formations, flowing sheets and dripping stalactites. Mysterious grottos lead off into distant, unexplored passages. Shadows hide secrets in deep cracks and crevices. The well-worn path twists and turns descending into the depths, downward to the glassy surface of an underground lake that trails off into the absolute darkness of the cave’s Eastern Terminus… this is the Howe Caverns ultimate experience.

The Traditional Tour

Experience a 90 Minute Walking Tour with Boat Ride

Enjoy the experience, descending 156 feet below the Earth’s surface to explore six million year old caves.  Your 90 minute journey begins in Lester Howe’s above ground study where Howe himself will regale you with the story on how he discovered this great cave system. Your experienced tour guide will then lead you down (in an elevator) to The Vestibule where your journey continues. Travel through the enormous main cavern, immense galleries and under huge boulders which hang precariously overhead. You will experience the mystique of the River Styx, the wonders of Titan’s Temple and The Giant Formation on your journey.

For those of you looking for something not so “traditional,” check out the Howe Caverns Lantern Tour and Adventure Tour.

Want to stay at one of the best family vacation spots in scenic New York State?
Check out our affordable vacation packages, including our Howe Cavern Tour and Stay Packages.

When you take advantage of the affordable vacation packages, you get more time to enjoy all that Howe Caverns has to offer, above and below ground. Experience The Cave House Museum of Mining & Geology, gemstone mining, scenic bike rides, nearby hiking trails, and other wondrous New York attractions.

If you’re looking for a great learning experience for children of all ages, check out the school tour and scout tour options. Cave tours make for great home schooling field trips too.

Check Out Hours & Days

The Lantern Tour

Take a 2 Hour Lantern Tour on Friday or Saturday Evenings

(Reservations Required)

If you want to experience Howe Caverns as Lester Howe did when he discovered the caverns, then The Lantern Tour is perfect for your underground adventure!

Lantern Tour Rate & Pricing

  • Must be 16 or older
  • No discount offers are available for The Lantern Tours.
  • Lantern Tours currently available by reservation only
  • Tours are available all Saturdays and Most Friday evenings.

Reservations Required

  • Lantern Tour Reservations can be made by calling Howe Caverns at 518-296-8900
  • Your Credit Card will be charged the day reservations are made
  • A 24 Hour cancellation is required for full refund
PRICING

Would You Like To Spend The Night?

The Lantern Tour Package has been designed for those of you who would like to stay at Howe Caverns after your evening tour. The Lantern Tour Package offers accommodations.

Take advantage of an affordable vacation package, weekend getaway or over night adventure  and enjoy all Howe Caverns has to offer. Try gemstone mining, take a scenic bike ride, try hiking on nearby nature trails, and many other seasonal attractions. For overnight stays call The Howe Caverns Motel at 518-296-8950.

Overnight Packages

Family Flashlight Tour

2 Hour Tour with Flashlights and Lighted Head Lamps on Sunday Evenings

Reservations Required (No online tickets)

Children Must Be at Least 5 Years Old

Experience the Family Flashlight Tour at Howe Caverns!

Fun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light – by flashlight! For the kids there are also lighted head lamps (sorry Mom and Dad)!

Come experience a special edition of our Lantern Tour, geared toward the whole family! Everyone can navigate the great cave as our founder Lester Howe did when he discovered the cave system…in the dark! The Family Flashlight Tour is exciting, educational and most of all offers s a great adventure for all ages. Take your family on a tour of a living limestone cave, carved by an underground river, over the course of millions of years!

Come and join in the Flashlights & Fun!

For those of you looking for something not so “traditional,” check out the Howe Caverns Lantern Tour and Adventure Tour.

Want to stay at one of the best family vacation spots in scenic New York State? Check out our affordable vacation packages, including our Howe Cavern Tour and Stay Packages.

When you take advantage of the affordable vacation packages, you get more time to enjoy all that Howe Caverns has to offer, above and below ground. Gemstone mining, scenic bike rides, nearby hiking trails, and other wondrous New York attractions.

If you’re looking for a great learning experience for a children of all ages, check out the school tour and scout tour options. Cave tours make for great home schooling field trips too.

PRICING

Would You Like To Spend The Night?

How about spending the night with Howe Caverns? The Family Flashlight Tour Package has been designed for families who would like to stay at Howe Caverns after your evening tour. The Lantern Tour Package offers accommodations.

Take advantage of an affordable vacation package, weekend getaway or over night adventure and enjoy all Howe Caverns has to offer. You can try gemstone mining, take a scenic bike ride, try hiking on nearby nature trails, and many other seasonal attractions. For overnight stays call The Howe Caverns Motel at 518-296-8950.

Overnight Packages

Photo Tour

Tour offered every third Wednesday of the month
PLEASE NOTE: During the months of July and August our Photo Tour is available evenings only at 6:30PM

Are you a point and shoot beginner or a budding Ansel Adams?

A guide will escort you into the cave where you will then have the opportunity to wander the cave with your camera and tripod (sorry, no video cameras allowed) at your leisure for two hours!

This special tour is available during the day from 3PM – 5PM.

Whichever you may be, you can now hone your skills in an extraordinary and creatively challenging environment – Howe Caverns! Create stunning images on our Photography Tour offered every third Wednesday of the month by reservation only.

PRICING

Private Tour

Would you like a personalized, custom tour of Howe Caverns? 

Our Private Tour is now available for a minimum party of two.
View the cave at your own pace on a quiet, relaxing tour and ask in-depth questions
of your private guide.

This personalized tour and must be scheduled
in advance for a minimum of two people per tour.

With 3 or more people, your Private Tour is available at a discount.

Please call 518.296.8900 to reserve your custom tour today!

PRICING
Howe Caverns Tour Pricing

Please dress appropriately for maximum comfort during your tour. Bring a light jacket and wear comfortable shoes that give you a good level of traction. For your safety, flip flops are not allowed on the cavern tour.  The cavern environment is a constant 52° Fahrenheit / 11° Celsius and 70-75% humidity, year round.

For the safety of our guests and preservation of the cavern,PETS, large bags, backpacks, food and beverages, selfie sticks and tripods are not permitted underground.

To help protect the cave environment, touching rocks and formations is prohibited. Cave formations can be very fragile to the touch and may break. The oils in your skin may stop the growth of cave formations and damage the natural beauty of the caverns.

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 are not physically able to tour the caverns.

There are no restrooms in the caverns. Please remember to use the facilities above ground prior to your tour departure. You will be underground for approximately 90 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 above and below the ground!

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