Shenandoah Caverns

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Location: Shenandoah County, 5 km north of New Market, south of Mount Jackson.
I 81 exit 269 Shenandoah Caverns, 2 km west.
Open: 15-APR to 15-JUN daily 9-17:15.
16-JUN to Labor Day daily 9-18:15.
Labor Day to OCT daily 9-17:15.
NOV to 14-APR daily 9-16:15.
Fee: Adults USD 22, Children (6-14) USD 10, Seniors USD 19.
Tickets include Shenandoah Caverns, Main Street of Yesteryear, and American Celebration on Parade.
Classification: SpeleologyKarst cave
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Dimension: T=13 °C
Guided tours:
Accessibility: wheelchair accessible.
Bibliography: Chester A Reeds (1925): The Endless caverns of the Shenandoah Valley, An account of the wonderful work of water, with special reference as to how the caverns and the Shenandoah Valley were formed, 48 pp, Eastern Printing Corportion (1925)
Address: Shenandoah Caverns, Inc., Box 1, 261 Caverns Rd., Shenandoah Caverns, VA 22847-9997, Tel: +1-540-477-3115, Toll free: +1-1-888-4-CAVERN, Fax: +1-540-477-3011. E-mail: contact
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known by the Native Americans for a very long time.
1884 discovered during the building of the valley division of the Southern Railway.
1922 opened to the public.


Shenandoah is an Native American word for "daughter of the stars". Shenandoah Caverns was named after Shenandoah Valley, where it is located.

Bacon Hall was named after the numerous Speleothemcurtains. This formation, hanging slabs of calcite, striped by iron oxide, is also called bacon as it looks like a thin slice of bacon.

The cave possesses an elevator, and there are no steps on the tours. So it is suitable to visitors who are disabled or elderly.