Closed until March 2021. Please visit their website for updates and the official reopening date. 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, 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, camp, and scout field trips, the property also features Howe Glassworks, Howe to Escape’s UltraMax Lockdown Escape Room, Howe High Adventure Park (open July & August), the Howe Caverns Lodge, the Howe Caverns Motel and the HC Mining Company. The cave tours are open all year with seasonal days and hours, with the Howe High Adventure Park operating July 1st to Labor Day. Specialty tours such as Lantern Tours, Adventure Tours, Signature Rock Discovery Tours, Private Tours, and Family Flashlight Tours are available by reservation. Make it an overnight trip with a stay at the Howe Caverns Motel with several package options available.