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Welcome

Winter Schedule

We are closed for winter break! The Caverns will reopen for tours on Friday March 15th 2024, we will run tours from 10-5 Fri, Sat, and Sun until April 19th 2024 when we will reopen for tours at full capacity seven days a week.


Tour General Info

  • Tickets are sold at the desk in the main lobby
  • Tours go down about every half hour.
  • Tour groups can reach a size of 20 guests per tour.
  • The Caverns are open for tours on Most Holidays.
  • The Caverns are NOT handicap accessible
  • Pets are NOT permitted on the tour, thank you.

Admission
Standard Admission - $23.00
Kids (5-12) - $13.00
Children 4 and under - no charge/free

Specialty Pricing/Reserved Group Rates 
(Offered for groups of 10+ Guests & MUST reserve TWO weeks in advance) 
Standard Admission $18
(Kids 5-12) $8
Children 4 and under - no charge/free

Payment: We accept cash & all major credit cards.


The Caverns Gem Mill Experience
Each bag has sand & treasure to sift at our new gem mill!
Ask to purchase at front desk.

Small Gemstone Bag $9.00
2 lbs sand, 4 oz of gemstones

Fossil Bag $12.00
2 lbs sand, fossils + shark teeth

Large Gemstone Bag $15.00
4 lbs sand, 8 oz of gemstones

Emerald Ruby Bag $17.00
4 lbs sand, 4 oz of emeralds and rubies,
+ 4 oz of gemstones

Treasure Bag $18.00
4 lbs sand4 oz of gemstones, 3 seashells,
5 world coins, 1 arrow head

Explorer Bag $35.00
6 lbs sand, 4 oz of gemstones, 3 seashells,
5 world coins, 1 arrowhead
4 oz of fossils + shark teeth,
1 amethyst or citrine druze, and 1 geode

Arrow Head Bag $11.00
2 Ibs sand, 7 arrowheads

World Coin Bag $11.00
2 lbs sand, 7 coins

Seashell Bag $11.00
2 Ibs sand + a mix of seashells

Geode Druze Bag $16.00
4 lbs sand, 6 oz geodes (whole and broken)
and 1 amethyst or citrine druze



CRYSTAL GROTTOES CAVERNS HAS MORE FORMATIONS PER SQUARE FOOT THAN ANY CAVE KNOWN TO MAN, AND IS THE MOST NATURALLY KEPT CAVE IN THE WORLD.

The Crystal Grottoes Caverns were founded in 1920 when the State Roads Commission was quarrying for limestone to build up and pave State Route 34. After successfully quarrying back a cliff that was 35 to 55 feet high and 150 feet deep, an unusual event occurred. The next time they started to drill, they lost their drill bits in the cave. Later, when dynamite was detonated in the drill holes, the first entrance was produced.

Crystal Grottoes Caverns
19821 Shepherdstown Pike. Boonsboro, MD 21713
info@crystalgrottoescaverns.com

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