Reservations Required (No online tickets)
Must Be 5 Years Of Age
Fun for the entire family. Bring the kids and see the cave in a whole new light - by flashlight (kids and adults) and lighted head lamps (kids only - sorry Mom and Dad)!
A special version of our Lantern Tour geared toward the whole family. Everyone can navigate the great cave as our discoverer Lester Howe did...in the dark! It's exciting, it's educational and most of all it's a great adventure, in a living limestone cave carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years!
$35 per person (plus tax)
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 the Sunday "Family Flashlight" Tour Package 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 our Motel at 518-296-8950.
In addition to our Lantern Tour, we have our Traditional Tour for all ages and our one of a kind Adventure Tour if you're a spelunker at heart and want to twist and crawl your way through the caverns 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 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 52º Fahrenheit / 12º 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.
The cavern tour is equivalent to a 12 city block walk and has a 15 minute boat ride half way through it. Because we are at the whim of Mother Nature, anyone who has breathing problems or difficulty walking and negotiating steps should take note before purchasing tickets.
Bring your camera! We encourage you to take photographs; however, tripods are not permitted in the cavern.
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 up to 90 minutes.
The cave provides a fun and educational environment for people of all ages; however, parents should be responsible for their child's behavior to ensure their safe enjoyment of the tour.
For the convenience of our guests who travel with their pets, we have seasonal kennels(not suitable for winter months) available. Our kennels are comprised of individually fenced and covered pens. We will also provide water for your pet. There is no charge for this convenience. However, donations are accepted to help to maintain the kennels.
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!