ORGAN CAVE, WV National Historic & Natural Landmark
 ORGAN CAVE, WVNational  Historic & Natural Landmark  

Fossil Hunting in

 Organ Cave 


 On this tour we go fossil hunting. It may be in the commercial section or we may travel into the wild section where we wear helmets, lights and knee pads and there is no electricity.  You bring your own hand held flashlight. We will furnish the helmet, and helmet light plus knee pads and gloves. Children can only go into the commercial section because of their size. I am talking about the smaller children ages 5, 6 and 7. No child under 5 can do this because they are too small. Older children that normally do the expeditions can do the rest of the fossil hunt.  

Any thing found has to be photographed and logged by date and location. Nothing can be taken by the finder. All finds will stay at Organ Cave. Your name will be attached and you will be given credit for the find.

You must pack a lunch and water for the trip in a backpack for yourself. There will be a guide with you at all times that will be hunting also.

These trips will be about  4 to 5 hours. The cost will be $70.00 each plus tax.  You may also bring your own camera. Waivers have to be signed just like the extended expeditions. We also need two people minimum for each hunt.

You cannot tell the locations of any finds unless aurthorization from Organ Cave has been given you.



          Cody's Mini Excursion.                      November Special Only


3 to 4 hour fossil hunt. 8 to 12 years old

Child must be accompanied with parent

must be booked in advance.

$125.00 for  1 parent and 1 child.   $50.00 each extra person

All Saturdays in November and everyday day the week of Thanksgiving except Thanksgiving day. This tour starts 10 am each day. 



Caves alow for hunting of fossils of all kinds. Caves are very attractive to children to explore.  Make sure the caves you choose to go exploring are safe and you have a guide. Remember in caves you need extra flashlights and always take water. It is always a good thing to take candles with you also when in caves. These are just a few reminders when exploring caves for fossils or just to have fun.

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     242 Organ Cave Drive

Call: (304)-645-7600

     Types of Payment:


    We take cash , Master        Card, Visa or Discover

Sorry no checks unless prior arranged


          Summer Hours


   May through August

    Tours are Monday thru Saturday 10 am to last tour at

 3:45 pm. Each tour is about 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours. Gift shop is open till last tour out. 

Closed on Sundays in honor of the Lord's Day.


September and October

All walking tours are at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm Gift Shop is closed during these tours


All exploring expeditions & fossil hunts require reservations in advance,walking tours do not unless large groups or schools or in winter months 


Winter Hours


November thru To April 1st 

all tours are by reservation only, must call ahead



Military, Police officers, Firemen and EMS personel with ID 15% off the Walking Museum Trail only


      Other Discounts:

Group Tours, Schools Tours

Family Tours of 5 or more on walking tours only

Extended Expeditions of 10 people or more



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