Luray Caverns

On the morning of August 13, 1878 the town tinsmith and his party discovered Luray Caverns, the largest cave system in the East. Visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular caverns in Eastern America. Well-lighted, paved walkways lead through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn.

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School

Groups that come to Luray Caverns will see delicately folded stone formations, an underground lake, the 47’ column inside Giant’s Hall, and the Great Stalacpipe Organ, which uses the cave itself as a musical instrument. Tours of the caverns leave every 20 minutes. Self-guided tours are also available for the nearby Car and Carriage Caravan and the Luray Valley Museum, included in general admission. Groups can also have fun at the Garden Maze, Ropes Adventure Park, and the Gem Sluice.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, Geology, Hiking.

contact info
Phone: 540-743-6551

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

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Luray Caverns

On the morning of August 13, 1878 the town tinsmith and his party discovered Luray Caverns, the largest cave system in the East. Visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular caverns in Eastern America. Well-lighted, paved walkways lead through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn.

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Hrs: Vary.

Scouts

Groups that come to Luray Caverns will see delicately folded stone formations, an underground lake, the 47’ column inside Giant’s Hall, and the Great Stalacpipe Organ, which uses the cave itself as a musical instrument. Tours of the caverns leave every 20 minutes. Self-guided tours are also available for the nearby Car and Carriage Caravan and the Luray Valley Museum, included in general admission. Groups can also have fun at the Garden Maze, Ropes Adventure Park, and the Gem Sluice.

supports scout badges in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, Geology, Hiking.

contact info
Phone: 540-743-6551

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

View Lesson Plan>>

Luray Caverns

On the morning of August 13, 1878 the town tinsmith and his party discovered Luray Caverns, the largest cave system in the East. Visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular caverns in Eastern America. Well-lighted, paved walkways lead through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Camp

Groups that come to Luray Caverns will see delicately folded stone formations, an underground lake, the 47’ column inside Giant’s Hall, and the Great Stalacpipe Organ, which uses the cave itself as a musical instrument. Tours of the caverns leave every 20 minutes. Self-guided tours are also available for the nearby Car and Carriage Caravan and the Luray Valley Museum, included in general admission. Groups can also have fun at the Garden Maze, Ropes Adventure Park, and the Gem Sluice.

topics covered:
History, Geology, Hiking.

contact info
Phone: 540-743-6551

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

View Lesson Plan>>

Luray Caverns

On the morning of August 13, 1878 the town tinsmith and his party discovered Luray Caverns, the largest cave system in the East. Visitors by the millions have made Luray Caverns the most popular caverns in Eastern America. Well-lighted, paved walkways lead through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10-stories high, towering stone formations, and natural wonders at every turn.

contact info

Hrs: Vary.

Homeschool

Groups that come to Luray Caverns will see delicately folded stone formations, an underground lake, the 47’ column inside Giant’s Hall, and the Great Stalacpipe Organ, which uses the cave itself as a musical instrument. Tours of the caverns leave every 20 minutes. Self-guided tours are also available for the nearby Car and Carriage Caravan and the Luray Valley Museum, included in general admission. Groups can also have fun at the Garden Maze, Ropes Adventure Park, and the Gem Sluice.

supports classroom learning in:
Science, Social Studies.

topics covered:
History, Geology, Hiking.

contact info
Phone: 540-743-6551

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: All Grades Group Size: 15 min. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-1.5 hours. Registration: Phone. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: No.

Cave & Mine Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

In history, caves have been used as shelter, as canvases for cave paintings, for rituals, and for food and weapons storage. In addition to historical relevance, caves also have unique geological features. On your tour be on the lookout for crystals, pools of water, stalagmites, and stalactites.

Mines are filled with useful materials that we use today. Coal is used to create electricity. Gold is used in the making of computers and jewelry. Limestone is used to make sidewalks and statues and monuments. Gypsum is used to make wallboards and plaster which is used in the construction of homes. Ask your tour guides about what the processes are like for mining each of these resources. How long does it take? What do each of these look like in their raw state?

View Lesson Plan>>

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