...the way Lester Howe and his guests first saw it in 1842 - by lantern light! All Lantern Tours begin in the museum area with an extensive history. Then you will be guided through the caverns under the full beauty of the lights, to the underground lake where torches and lanterns are lit. The remainder of the tour will be by lantern light, enjoying the mystique of the caverns in a manner similar to the way the early visitors did.
Lantern Tours are offered Friday (dates are limited for Friday evenings in the off season. Please see our Lantern Tour Page for dates for Friday evenings) and all Saturday evenings year-round. The tour lasts approximately 2 hours. Tours are limited to 12 guests and advance reservations are required. All participants must be age 16 or older, with 16 and 17 year-olds accompanied by an adult.
All reservations will be charged within 24 hours of the scheduled tour date.
All reservation cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to date of tour.
Complete Package Rates for 2016 (Rates Do Not Include Sales Tax)
January 1 - April 13, 2017
November 13 - December 31, 2017
April 14 - June 08, 2017
September 5 - November 12, 2017
June 9 - September 4, 2017
- Additional Lantern Tour tickets available for purchase with your package upon request at time of booking
- Additional night's stay at regular room rate
- Roll-aways available in Double rooms at an additional cost of $20.00 per night (plus tax)