Welcome to Grand Caverns, America's Oldest Show Cave

Fountain Cave Adventure Tour

Experience & Explore Fountain Cave! 

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.

2017 Season: Tours are offered on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.  Please call ahead to confirm availability, as tours are limited in size and can fill up.  If one of these days do not work for you, please call us and we will try our VERY best to accommodate you.  Cost is $50.00.

You must be at least 12 years old to take the tour.  If you are under the age of 18, you will need a parent or guardian approval. 

Bundle packages are available for touring both Grand Caverns and Fountain Cave. 

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.