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Howe Caverns Is Open
Saturday, June 24th & Sunday June 25th
9am to 6pm
Monday, June 26th – Thursday, June 29th
Open 9am – 5pm
Friday, June 30th – Labor Day
Daily 9am – 6pm

Howe High Adventure Opens
Our Outdoor Park Is Open
Weekends in June &

Daily July 1st – Labor Day
12 Noon – 5pm

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518 296-8900

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Howe Caverns Is Open
Saturday, June 24th & Sunday June 25th
9am to 6pm
Monday, June 26th – Thursday, June 29th
Open 9am – 5pm
Friday, June 30th – Labor Day
Daily 9am – 6pm

Howe High Adventure Opens
Our Outdoor Park Is Open
Weekends in June &

Daily July 1st – Labor Day
12 Noon – 5pm

Howe High Adventure - Our Outdoor Park
Is Open Weekends in June - Weather Permitting

History

6 Million Years Ago

Scientists believe nature began to slowly craft Howe Caverns some six million years ago; long before even the ancient, extinct animal known as the woolly mammoth…

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Discovered By Humans

Howe Caverns, which was discovered 20 years before the outbreak of the Civil War, has a history that follows America’s transformation from a farm-based economy…

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First Tour

On May 22, 1842, Howe entered the cave with Wetsel. Day after day, the two returned to explore the caverns. Each time, they would go a little farther…

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Lester Howe’s Legacy

Farmer, adventurer, entrepreneur, entertainer, eccentric genius, inventor, husband and father–Lester Howe, born on January 7, 1810 in Decatur…

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Plan Your Trip Today!

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518 296-8900