Cave Tour Pricing Page

Traditional 90 Minute Tour







4 & Under


The Traditional Tour is our most popular Tour – (Reservations Required, Online Tickets ONLY. All tickets for your party must be purchased for the same tour time. Tickets purchased for multiple time slots CANNOT be combined.)
Anyone age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older. Taxes & Fees are not included in price.

Our Specialty Tours

Lantern Tour

$4500Per Person, 16 or older

Family Flashlight Tour

$4500Per Person, 5 or older

Private Tour


(Reservations Required)
These tours will give you a more customized tour of our cave. Tax is not included in price.

Howe Caverns Spelunking Tour

Signature Rock Discovery Tour

Finally, A Century Old Question Will Be Answered: What’s Behind Those Dam Doors?

Family fun destination Howe Caverns has unveiled its newest and “oldest” spelunking cave tour, The Signature Rock Discovery Tour. The 2.5 hour exploration tour reveals the mysteries of portions of the caverns that have not been open to the public in over 100 years.


Specialty Tour – (Reservations Required)

Group Tours

Looking for a New Adventure for Your Group?

We have the adventure that your group will remember for their entire lives! Howe Caverns’ group tours are an awesome way to spend the day for students, youth groups, scouts, seniors and everyone in between. No matter how old or young you are at heart, the group tours at Howe Caverns can offer you a memorable day above and below ground. So if you’re a teacher, scout leader, camp director, activities director or just the one who always organizes the fun, you definitely want to bring your group on a tour of the best attraction in NYS, conveniently located between Albany and Cooperstown.

  • Group tour rates are based on 25 or more people in the group.
  • Tax-exempt rates are available with advance reservation when one person purchases all tickets for the group and presents a valid tax-exempt certificate at time of purchase.
  • Group reservations are taken Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Simply call 518-296-8900 to book your group.

Howe Caverns looks forward to welcoming your group to an exciting day of adventure.
Howe Caverns is a proud member of the National Caves Association, New York State Hospitality & Tourism and National Tour Association. And as far as we’re concerned, the more the merrier! Bring your group, large or small and we will give you a day to remember!

All ticket sales are nonrefundable, non-transferable, and may not be exchanged.

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. 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.

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

“The Cave” is the first of three high-tech escape rooms to open at Howe Caverns.
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!

Escape Room By Reservation Only **Currently Available Monday thru Saturday**

All ticket sales are nonrefundable, non-transferable, and may not be exchanged.