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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.

Traditional Tickets MUST be Purchased Online.
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It’s official!!

We’re hiring for our 2021 season!! Click below to print out your application, then email your application to We are hiring for all positions and will be calling applicants to set up immediate interviews! Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity!!


Hello, friends! We are so pleased to announce that we have some information to share with you regarding our 2021 Season!

  • Howe Caverns will be reopening to the public beginning Friday, 14 May 2021.
  • We will be open every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10a-3p (May 14th-July 1st)
  • Memorial Day weekend hours will be:
  • Friday (5/28): 10a-5p
  • Saturday (5/29): 10a-5p
  • Sunday (5/30): 10a-5p
  • Monday (5/31): 10a-5p
  • Beginning Friday, 2 July 2021, we will be open daily 9a-5p.
  • Monday, May 10, 2021, our Reservations Office will be open daily 9a-4p. Please call 518.296.8900 for any assistance.
  • As of Monday, May 10, 2021, the Howe Caverns Motel will be open daily.
  • As of Saturday, May 1, 2021, for your convenience, our brand new online ticketing system will be available to schedule and purchase Traditional Cave Tour
  • Tickets only. Traditional Cave Tours are available by advanced reservation only. No motel reservations can be made online.
  • We are hiring for the 2021 season. Please download an application from our website and submit to
  • We will not be available to take any reservation or respond to email or social media before May 10th.
  • Please note that Howe Glassworks and Howe High Adventure will not be opening this season.
  • Our escape room, Howe to Escape, is available by reservation only.
  • As of now, we plan to proceed with both Naked In a Cave (Sept 18th) and the Haunted Cave Tour (October), as scheduled.
  • We look forward to an amazing 2021 season!

We CANNOT WAIT to see you!

Get ready to experience the most immersive escape room in the Capital Region. 

Do you think YOU know HOWE TO ESCAPE!?

The Ultra-Max penitentiary known as “The Cave” houses the most notorious criminal geniuses in the country. Built 15 stories underground, The Cave has the latest in cutting-edge escape deterrent technology deployed in the facility. Many infamous individuals have spent the waning years of their lives behind its triple-reinforced cell walls and state-of-the-art security systems. This distinguished clientele has resulted in multiple escape attempts, but none have been successful… until now! A motley crew of the criminal elite, led by maniacal mastermind, Stu “The Flu” Galopso, have done the impossible and breached the confines of their containment sector. Society’s most dangerous and unpredictable fugitives are now at large, and only YOU can stop them!

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Escape Room By Reservation Only

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(518) 296-8900

We Dare You!

Howe Caverns Haunted Cave Tour…This October!
Join the Keepers of the Cave (if you dare) this Halloween Season for a totally immersive haunted tour – The Underworld at Howe Caverns. Venture 16 stories down to a world of creatures you were never meant to see and experience the haunted boat ride. Get Your Tickets Online @! Tickets are Limited and Entrance is By Reservation Only. There are no up charges, no add-ons, no express passes needed! All tickets are fully inclusive and are sold for a set date and time so there are no long lines to wait in. And, the best part is that you never have to worry about bad weather, rain delays, or freezing temperatures since it’s always 52 degrees in The Underworld. There are no walk-in spaces available so hurry to today!

Not Recommended for 10 and under. 14 and under with guardian.
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Online Tickets Available July 1st


In order to ensure the safety of all guests and employees, please read the following:

Tours will be by prepaid, non-refundable reservation ONLY. We will NOT accommodate walk-ins. Please call 518-296-8900 in advance to make your reservation for a tour.

Tour capacity is a maximum of 36 people. Our private tour option is available as always upon request.

Tours will run Wednesday-Sunday, from 10am-3pm. Tours are not available on Monday or Tuesday at this time.

All guests are required to wear a mask for the duration of their visit. If you do not bring a mask, they will be available to purchase in our gift shop.

Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. Tours are expected to sell out and we will be unable to accommodate you if you miss your tour. If you feel more comfortable with other protective items such as gloves, please bring them, as they are not available to purchase here. Please make sure to follow suggested hand washing methods, use hand sanitizer, avoid touching your face, and maintain safe physical distance from other parties. All children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. By visiting Howe Caverns, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.

The CDC advises that older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from Coronavirus. People who show no symptoms can spread Coronavirus if they are infected; any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to Coronavirus. Guests should evaluate their own risk in determining whether to attend. By attending, you are agreeing that you and your party:

  • Do not currently have a cough or shortness of breath
  • Do not have a history of chronic illness
  • Do not have a compromised immune system
  • Are not considered high-risk
  • Have not been asked to self-quarantine or self-isolate
  • Have not had close contact with an individual diagnosed with COVID-19 infection within the last 14 days

Again, the health and safety of our guests and employees is our number one priority. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this time, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back to Howe Caverns.

All ticket sales are nonrefundable and may not be exchanged.

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