A Cave Shelter Connection to the Past

Russell Cave is an archeological site with one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast.  In the 1950s, archeologists uncovered a large quantity of artifacts representing over 10,000 years of use in a single place.  Today, Russell Cave National Monument helps bring to light many cultural developments of phenomenal human journeys.

Looking into the cave shelter

Plan your visit to Russell Cave

Discover 10,000 years of human history, tucked away at Russell Cave.

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Russell Cave

No one knows how to prepare for a trip to a National Park like the rangers. Here are some tips to help you make the most of your visit.

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Kids and Youth

Earn your junior ranger badge and learn about other youth activities available at our park.

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Education

Find educational opportunities for teachers, both at the park and in the classroom.

Last updated: June 26, 2021

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Mailing Address:

3729 County Road 98
Bridgeport, AL 35740

Phone:

(256) 495-2672

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