HOWES CAVE, N.Y. - 2009 marks the 80th Anniversary of Howe Caverns re-opening to the public in 1929 and the 167th Anniversary of its discovery by local farmer Lester Howe. And, Howe Caverns will celebrate the local farmer's find during Discovery Days, from May 22 through May 24. "During Discovery Days," said General Manager Robert Holt, "Schoharie County residents have a special opportunity to Go Underground to explore the northeast's great cave. Those who live in Schoharie County will receive free admission for a Traditional Tour of the Caverns by showing proof of residency," Mr. Holt said. Also during Discovery Days, the Cave House Museum of Mining & Geology opens for the season. Located a few minutes from Howe Caverns, the Museum will be open from 12 Noon to 5 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout the summer. There is no charge to visit, but donations to the Museum are accepted. The original entrance to the cave is visible to the public from the Museum. Howe Caverns is located between Albany and Cooperstown off Exit 22 of I-88. Daily hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Howe Caverns is closed only on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. For more information about Howe Caverns, call 518-296-8900 or visit www.howecaverns.com.
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