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Shenandoah Caverns

Visit Shenandoah Caverns & Main Street of Yesteryear

Shenandoah Caverns

Formed millions of years ago by underground rivers and earth movements, Shenandoah Caverns, opened to the public in 1922, has become a premier tourist destination in the Shenandoah Valley.

Due to its underground location—its deepest point 220 feet below the surface—the caverns remain a constant 56 degrees year-round. Guided tours consist of a one-mile, one-hour walk through 17 spectacular rooms and passageways, offering views of a variety of unique, intricate, and unexpected formations, some of which have been featured in National Geographic magazine.

Guided tours are limited to 20 guests and masks are required. Guests must feel comfortable standing for one hour and walking one mile on a crushed gravel pathway with inclines and declines. Some lower passages also require ducking your head.

Although ramps are provided and entranceways are equipped with handrails, Shenandoah Caverns is not considered handicap accessible by ADA standards. As part of new health safety precautions, the elevator is not operating at this time, meaning all guests will have to walk down stairs to the cave entrance.

Additional Attractions

Cavern admission includes access to two additional attractions: Main Street of Yesteryear and American Celebration on Parade.

Main Street of Yesteryear allows visitors to step back in time by viewing a curated exhibit of antique department store windows from the 1940s and 1950s, a bygone era before television and online advertising. These displays were collected by cave owner Earl Hargrove, whose decorating company designed window displays for large city department stores like Woodward & Lothrop. From Cinderella Going to the Ball to the 3-Ring Circus, there's a display sure to enthrall guests of all ages. Take your time and view all the detail that went into creating each one as you stroll down Main Street of Yesteryear.

The Hargrove Company also began designing and fabricating parade floats in 1949 for President Truman’s Inaugural Parade and has done all the Inaugural floats since. Ever wondered what happens to those after the parade? Most are disassembled for reuse, but some are part of an onsite exhibit titled American Celebration on Parade. See the floats up close and explore the detail and artistry behind them at your own pace.

Participants will pay $18 fee at Shenandoah Caverns.

 

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