Plan Your Visit

Explore an underground world of wonders, less than 2 hours from Washington DC in the heart of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. You'll be amazed at the variety of unique, intricate and unexpected formations like Diamond Cascade, Rainbow Lake, and the famous Bacon formations. Let the exploration begin!

Admission Prices

Adult $25.00
Seniors (62+) $22.00
Children (6-12) $13.00
Children 5 & under No Charge

AAA & Military Discounts Available

Caverns tours are 1 mile long and you must be able to walk for the approximately 1 hour tour. The caverns remain a constant 56 degrees year round. Wear a light jacket and comfortable shoes.

Admission includes a personally guided tour of Shenandoah Caverns and self guided tour of Main Street of Yesteryear. American Celebration is open seasonally. The Yellow Barn is subject to close for private events.

Group Tours

Shenandoah Caverns welcomes groups of all types. It’s Virginia's only cavern with elevator service, making it one of the easiest caverns to tour. Just 2 minutes off Exit 269 on I-81 with excellent proximity to other popular attractions including the Shenandoah National Park, the New Market Battlefield, and the Route 11 Chip Factory right next door.

We offer special rates for groups of 15 or more. Contact us at (540) 477-3115 or email us for more information and to schedule your group visit.

VIP Private Tours

VIP Private tours with no wait time are also available on select days during business hours. Cost is $50 per person (ages 6+) with a 2 person minimum requirement. Please give us a call at least 1 hour in advance to check availability on VIP tours for the day. VIP tours are not available on holidays or holiday weekends and are subject to availability.  


  Open No Tours
March 15 - June 15 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
June 16 - Labor Day 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
Labor Day - Oct 31 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Nov 1 - March 15 9:00 AM 4:00 PM

Shenandoah Caverns is open every day except December 25.

American Celebration is open seasonally. Please call for more information.

Hours & rates are subject to change

Only 2 Minutes from I-81 at Exit 269

261 Caverns Road

Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847

Virginia is for Lovers

(GPS: Quicksburg)

(540) 477-3115

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Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to visit the caverns? Caverns tours are approximately one hour long. Our other attractions are self-guided, but most visitors spend 2 to 3 hours at our Family of Attractions.

What attractions and lodging are nearby? There's a lot to see in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond. Within a half hour of Shenandoah Caverns you can visit wineries, a Civil War battlefield and museum, a variety of flea markets, antique dealers and gift shops, four-season resorts and much more. Right next door to our Family of Attractions is Route 11 Potato Chips and the Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge. The Shenandoah Valley Campground is also within walking distance if you need a place to stay. Go to for more local area information.

Does the outside weather affect the caverns? No. Shenandoah Caverns is a constant 56 degrees. All our other attractions are indoors as well, so it’s a great place to visit any day of the year.

Is the caverns handicap accessible? The caverns is not considered handicap accessible. Tours are one mile long and last about one hour. You must be able to walk for the whole hour long tour; there are no places to sit inside the caverns. The pathway is crushed gravel with some inclines. We do allow wheelchairs to go through about 80% of the caverns, but assistance is required. Please call us at (540) 477-3115 to discuss the specifics of touring the caverns with a wheelchair, walker or scooter before you visit.

Can I bring my pet? No. The only animals allowed in the buildings at our Family of Attractions are properly identified service animals. Please plan accordingly and never leave your pets in a hot vehicle.

Is there a restaurant? From June to Labor Day the Caverns Cafe is open serving its full menu. It is an original 1957 soda fountain. You can enjoy hamburgers and french fries, BLTs, and a variety of other items. It's open for the rest of the year serving a smaller soup and sandwich menu. There are also picnic tables around the property, so feel free to pack your lunch and enjoy it outside with a beautiful view of the mountains.

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