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 28, 2024 & November 13 – December 31, 2024

Queen Room


Queen/Full Room


King Room


Family Suite


Value Season Pricing

March 29 – June 20, 2024 & September 3 – November 12, 2024

Queen Room


Queen/Full Room


King Room


Family Suite


Peak Season Pricing

June 21 – September 2, 2024

Queen Room


Queen/Full Room


King Room


Family Suite


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

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