Welcome to Grand Caverns, America's Oldest Show Cave

Fountain Cave Adventure Tour

Have you ever wanted to see the underground and be adventurous like true cavers?

Do you like excitement and wonder?

Then come join us at Grand Caverns and do an Adventure tour through our sister cave named Fountain Cave. It is a previous commercial cave that has not been open to the public for almost 100 years! There are no lights inside the cavern and the only thing that remains is a once used beaten 1800's pathway.

The tour itself will take about 2 hours and will require some strenuous activity. There are opportunities for adventurous climbing and crawling, however if you are more reserved you can stay on the 1800s path with one of the two tour guides. Please be aware that if you have health problems or tire quickly, this may be questionable for you.

To be able to go into the cave, you will be suited up with a helmet, knee pads, and gloves. A hand held flashlight will not be provided, so it is recommended that you bring one yourself, however it is not required. Please wear closed toed shoes and more preferably hiking boots for the cave. Also, long sleeve shirts and pants are required for the tour. It is recommended to bring an extra pair of shoes and clothes with you because you will get a little muddy, especially if you decide to go off trail, that way your car won't get muddy as well.

Available 2015 dates are:  Sorry, all tours are full for the 2015 season. April 25, May 9&23, June 13&27,July 3&25, August 8&29, and  September 26. If you have a certain date that may work for your group, please call at least two weeks in advance and we will try to accommodate you. Tour size is limited to between 5-10 people so please call early to reserve your tour. A $25 deposit for each person is required two weeks in advance of your tour. 

Fountain Cave will be closed October 15-April 15 per Town Policy. 

Reservations must be made in advance for Fountain Cave tours and release forms will be mailed to each participant to bring with you on the day of your tour. Age requirements are 15 years and up. If you are under the age of 18, you will need a parent or guardian approval/signature. 

If you have any questions concerning Fountain Cave Adventure Tours, please give us a call at 540-249-5705 or email Gunnar Miller at gmiller@ci.grottoes.va.us  We would love to have you join us for a tour of Fountain Cave! You will get the true caving experience and have the time your life!

The information contained on this page is for general purposes only and may not contain the most current information. For answers to more specific questions or concerns, or to receive the latest information possible, please call the Grand Caverns main office.