Traditional Cave Tours
Whether you live in New York, want to take a day trip, or are looking for a fun affordable overnight stay, Howe Caverns is one of the most exciting NYS natural attractions.
Every tour of Howe Caverns begins with a 156 ft descent below the earth’s surface…
On your journey you will wind through limestone corridors, pass through cavernous galleries, walk under massive boulders, and take a serene boat ride on a subterranean riverbed carved over countless millennia. The cave is 52°F (11°C) so a jacket or sweatshirt and closed-toed comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Flip flops are NOT permitted in the cave. The cave tour consists of a 1.25 mile walk with a 0.25 mile boat ride. There are 139 stairs throughout the tour.
The cave is not handicap accessible; wheelchairs and other wheeled devices are not permitted in the cave.
**Please Note: Food, Beverages, Strollers, or Bags of ANY kind ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE CAVE.**
*ADA compliant service animals are permitted in the cave. Please call and notify the Business Office to be accommodated for the boat ride.*
All tickets for your party must be purchased for the same tour time. Tickets purchased for multiple time slots CANNOT be combined.
Please arrive 15-30 minutes early to use the restrooms. Gift shops close when the last tour comes out of the cave (specialty tours excluded).