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Crystal Grottoes Caverns

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Easy trip Nice walk

Nice cave, great for a family outing. It was cool in the cave so take a jacket. Nice formations... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brookeville, Maryland
Very Interesting

My husband and I stopped in to explore the Crystal Grotto on a weekday. Tours are $20 per person... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2018
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A forty-minute guided tour through brilliantly lighted chambers features the history, formations and geological aspects of the caverns.
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19821 Shepherdstown Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713-2620
+1 301-432-6336
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All reviews our tour guide the owner ask questions bacon little pricey tour takes about minutes entrance fee accept cash bring a picnic lunch rainy day tour starts bit rushed an adult young girl other reviews few years for sale
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great place to visit. Short walking distance and much to enjoy. This area is historic and very nice to enjoy as a tourist. Great places to eat as well..

Thank Don B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice cave, great for a family outing. It was cool in the cave so take a jacket. Nice formations. The kids loved it.

Thank reddixie2
Reviewed October 9, 2018

My husband and I stopped in to explore the Crystal Grotto on a weekday. Tours are $20 per person and last about 35 minutes. Cash is preferred, but the owner will take a debit card. There is a small gift shop that feels a little...More

Thank MegtheHealer
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We visited on a rainy day. It's a very "live" cave, and one corridor was flooded, so we weren't able to see it for safety reasons. The tour lasted just under 35 minutes, and was worth the $20 (cash only) entrance fee per adult ($10...More

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for something to do on a rainy day near Antietam and were more than pleasantly surprised by the grotto. The tour takes about 40 minutes and the cave is intimate so you can expect to be up close and personal with the...More

Thank Kate G
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Not a bad cavern, but not the best either. This one is privately owned and has stayed in the same family since its discovery. They have a lot of lichen growing because of the lights, and they had to remove about 3 feet of clay...More

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Reviewed September 2, 2018

This caverns tour is about 30 minutes long for $20 ($19 if you have the coupon you can pick up from those brochure kiosks). Our guide was Ralph, very upbeat, humorous, and very knowledgeable. The kids in our group were having fun. Tips: wear sneakers...More

Thank PR41799
Reviewed August 28, 2018

Very nice but disappointing in how small the caverns are. The guide was a teenager that did a fair job presenting the history and information about the caverns

Thank 332Susan
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

The tour was 20 dollars per person and was about 20 minutes long. Kinda pricy for a short tour. Our guide was great. He was funny and knowledgeable and patient with all of the questions. It was with the trip. Oh, bring cash as that...More

Thank 0kristi
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We took a day trip to Crystal Grottoes cave in Boonsboro/Keedysville Md and it was thoroughly enjoyable and enlightening. The cave is in a great natural state the tour guide was fantastic knowledgeable and witty. We took time to talk to the owner at the...More

Thank Daniel W
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Bansal P
June 13, 2016|
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Response from TX2OH | Reviewed this property |
I would say they are not. There are some narrow passages and a pray wouldn't fit through. There are also steps leading down to th cavern. I agree that a child under 4 or 5 might enjoy it for a little while but since they... More