History & Culture

Mammoth Cave has drawn people from all walks of life for thousands of years to its dark subterranean depths, lush forests, and Green River Valley. Here they endured and left an everlasting impression on the history and culture of the South Central Kentucky region. Explore Mammoth Cave’s impact on our human story and learn how so many people are forever connected to this land.
  • Black and white photo of five men standing for the camera.

    Learn about the people that have helped shape the history of Mammoth Cave.

  • Small wood cabins with white paint. Tall trees and green grass surrounds them.

    Discover historic places in the park.

  • A cave explorer in a small cave passage.

    Explore stories from the past.

  • A black and white photo of a small steam engine train.

    Travel along the timeline of the park.

  • A woven slipper laying on a white tray.

    Learn about the museum collections in the park.

Last updated: March 11, 2021

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 7
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259-0007


270 758-2180

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