Howe Caverns is the largest show cave in the Northeast U.S., and is the second most visited natural attraction in the state of New York welcoming an average of 150,000 visitors per year. It was discovered in 1842 and early tours were given from 1843 to 1900. Present day guided tours of its living limestone cave have been conducted for 90 years. The site is located in Schoharie County, on a beautiful mountainside with
spectacular views overlooking the Helderberg Plateau. It is conveniently located off Interstate 88 and is
approximately 45 minutes from Oneonta and Cooperstown, 45 minutes from Albany, and 2.5 hours north
of New York City.
A popular family destination and host to school and scout field trips, the property also features the main
lodge, Howe High Adventure Park, the Howe Caverns Motel, and the Gemstone Mining Building. The cave
tours are available year round with seasonal days and hours, with the Howe High Adventure Park operating July through Labor Day. Special expeditions such as Lantern Tours, Adventure Tours and Family Flashlight Tours are popular activities, along with the Signature Rock Discovery Tour which takes visitors behind the mysterious dam doors and the limestone dam that mark the end of the Traditional Tour of the caverns.
New to Howe Caverns: Introducing Howe Glassworks, our new glassblowing studio! We are excited to bring the fascinating experience of glassblowing to Howe Caverns and the Capital Region of New York. Our private hands-on workshops will bring the unforgettable and personal glassmaking experience to our guests.
Please visit howecaverns.com for hours, tours, pricing, affordable overnight packages and more information or call 518-296-8900 and we will help you plan your adventure!