Sunday Family Flashlight Tour Package

Fun for the whole family. Take on an exciting and educational adventure. Explore a living limestone cave, carved by an underground river over the course of millions of years. A variation of our Lantern Tour with flashlights! This tour is geared toward the younger family members and will entertain and delight them while they are learning about the earth.

You will begin your tour with an introduction to the cave by a very lifelike animatronic Lester Howe, who discovered Howe Caverns in 1842. After your visit with Lester, you will begin your descent via elevator 156 feet into the great cave.

Your guide will take you through the caverns under the full beauty of the lights, to the underground boat ride on the Lake of Venus. Upon your return to the dock, all lights in the cave will be extinguished and you will continue your journey out of the cave by flashlight (both kids and adults).

Howe Caverns new Family “Flashlight Tour” is available on Sunday evenings. The tour will begin at 5:30 pm from Memorial Day Weekend – Labor Day Weekend. This tour has limited availability in the off-season. Please call for tour dates and times. The tour will last approximately 2 hours and is limited to 36 guests per tour. Advance reservations are required. For the safety of our younger guests, the age requirement is 5 years and older.

  • One night’s stay at the Howe Caverns Motel
  • Four tickets for the Flashlight Tour (Two tickets in the Queen room)
  • One large bag of gem mining rough
  • Howe Caverns delicious homemade fudge
  • Flashlights and head lamps
  • Additional Flashlight Tour tickets are available for purchase with your package upon request at time of booking at $45 per ticket.
  • Additional night’s stay at regular room rate.
  • Roll-aways available in Standard Rooms at an additional cost of $20 per night per roll away (plus tax as applicable).
  • All reservations will be charged within 24 hours of the scheduled tour date.
  • All reservation are non-refundable.

Winter Season Pricing

January 1 – March 28, 2024 & November 13 – December 31, 2024

Queen Room


Queen/Full Room


King Room


Family Suite Room


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.