Crystal Grottoes Caverns

Crystal Grottoes Caverns

Field Trip:

Crystal Grottoes Caverns

Location: 19821 Shepherdstown Pike.
Boonsboro, MD 21713
Phone: 240-217-7623
Email: None listed
Grades: PreK – 12th
Subject: Geology
Hours: By reservation
Closed: Check website for more information
Cost: $10 per student (age 11 and younger)
$20 per adult
Discounts available for groups of 20+
Parking: Free on-site parking
Accessibility: None

County location

Resources to Help Make the Most of Your Trip

NO Free Lesson Plans yes Docent Tours
NO Online Activities NO Homeschool Programs
NO Classes/Workshops NO Scout Badge Programs
NO Trunk and/or Travelling Program NO Virtual tour

About Crystal Grottoes Caverns:

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 in Western Maryland. After successfully quarrying back a 50-foot tall cliff, the cave was discovered. It has since operated as Maryland’s only commercial cave open for guided tours.

With more formations per square foot than any cave known to man, Crystal Grottoes Caverns features syncline limestone solution formations, much like the stalagmites you’d see in the more well-known Luray Caverns of Virginia.

Be sure to bring a jacket, as the cavern temperature runs about 54 degrees, year round; and good walking shoes, as the cavern is maintained in its natural state.


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