Howe Caverns

Howe Caverns, New York

Howe Caverns is located in Howes Cave, NY, near the town of Cobleskill in New York State’s Central-Leatherstocking region, Tour groups board an elevator for a 16-story, 156-foot descent into the Earth and step out into a limestone cave that is every bit the marvel it was in 1842 when farmer Lester Howe discovered it. After hunting around in some bushes, Howe found the entrance to a cave, and on May 22, 1842, he and his neighbor, Henry Wetsel, entered the caverns for the first time.

More than 14 million people have explored Howe Caverns since it formally opened to the public in 1929.

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