How Long is a Long Time Ago?

Russell Cave is an archaeological site with one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. Thousands of years ago a portion of Russell Cave's entrance collapsed, creating a shelter that, for more than 10,000 years, was home to prehistoric peoples. Today it provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 10,000 B.C. to 1650 A.D.


The Archaeologists

Park Newspaper

To help plan your visit to Russell Cave National Monument download a copy of our current park newspaper, The Archaeologists.

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Social Networking

Social Networking

Russell Cave is experimenting with new ways to bring the park experience to visitors. Join us in spreading the word about The National Park Service.

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Schedule of Events

Upcoming Events

Wondering what to do while visiting Russell Cave? Click the link below to read about our scheduled of activities.

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Orion's Nebula

Astronomy and Night Sky Programs

Russell Cave offers several astronomy and night sky programs each year. Join us on one of our many moonlit night hikes or dark sky star parties.

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Ranger and tablet

Tap into a Tablet

Heighten your experience at Russell Cave by using a tablet at Russell Cave.

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