Our Story

Tyendinaga Cavern & Caves is a family owned and operated business in the beautiful Bay of Quinte region.

Tyendinaga Cavern & Caves is a family run business by Charles and Elizabeth Koch who put their hearts and hard work into making the caves a safe and accessible experience for the whole family.


Charles and Elizabeth worked on the caves for 14 years added lighting, stairways, and floors while keeping the walls in a natural state. All of this was done to create a place that people can come and take in the deep history and learn the story of these caves dating as far back as the early 1800s.

Charles and Elizabeth take passion in teaching guests how the caves were formed as they both share a fascination with geology. They educate people that the caves were created naturally by water flows the shaped and molded them into the sight they are today.

Since the cave opened to the public it has attracted thousands of people every summer who step underground and take in the nice cool air. It is a rare experience and the beauty of it is that it's only a short drive from the highway.


Come be adventurous and discover history underground.

About Us. 

Tours run approximately every 20 minutes and take an average of 45 mins – 1 hour. On the tour you will see and learn about:

  • Fossils dating back to 450 million years old

  • How the cavern and caves were formed

  • History of the area

  • Bats and other species

  • Geological formations

  • And tons more!

About The Caves

  • Average temperature is 10°C or 50°F (like A/C on a hot summer day!)

  • Flat, sensible shoes are required to enter the cave

  • A flashlight is recommended if you wish to explore the side passage

  • Photography is permitted however no video

  • Dogs are not permitted in the cavern or in the park area

Things you should know. 


Phone: 613.919.5686

Email: tyendinagacaves@gmail.com

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