Lantern Tour Package

…See the caves the way Lester Howe and his guests first saw it in 1842 – by lantern light! All Lantern Tours begin in the museum with an extensive history briefing. 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 the same light as early visitors did a century ago.

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, all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

  • One night’s stay for two at the Howe Caverns Motel
  • PLUS two tickets for the Lantern Tour
  • FOR RESERVATIONS CALL 518-296-8900. All reservations are prepaid and non-refundable.
    (Rates Do Not Include Sales Tax as applicable)

– Additional Lantern Tour tickets available for purchase with your package upon request at time of booking
– Additional night’s stay at regular room rate, subject to availability
– Roll-aways available in Double rooms at an additional cost of $20.00 per night per roll away (plus tax)

Winter Season Pricing

January 1 – March 31, 2022 & November 14 – December 31, 2022

Queen Room


Queen/Full Room


King Room


Family Suite


Value Season Pricing

April 1 – June 16, 2022 & September 6 – November 13, 2022

Queen Room


Queen/Full Room


King Room


Family Suite


Peak Season Pricing

June 17 – September 5, 2022

Queen Room


Queen/Full Room


King Room


Family Suite


Cool Cave Tours

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. Your family can spend the day or several days in the park and experience Howe Caverns above and below ground!

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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
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We Dare You!

Howe Caverns Haunted Cave Tour…This October!
Join the Keepers of the Cave (if you dare) this Halloween Season for the first 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. Tours begin September 25th through November 1st. Get Your Tickets Online Now @! 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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All ticket sales are nonrefundable, non-transferable, and may not be exchanged.

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