• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Stories

Star Chamber in Mammoth Cave

Star Chamber in Mammoth Cave, circa 1908.

In Mammoth Cave, there's a story under every rock, and behind every stalagmite – ancient stories, and more modern, sometimes tragic, and other times full a kind of rustic humor. Together, they all tell a history of one of Earth's most marvelous places. Click here to delve into the chapters of A Brief History of Mammoth Cave.

Did You Know?

Did You Know? Native Americans mined minerals in Mammoth Cave for 2,000 years.

Native Americans of the Early Woodland period gathered minerals from Mammoth Cave between 2,000 and 4,000 years ago ... no one knows why. Objects they left behind – slippers, cane torches, gourds, and mussel shells – remain perfectly preserved in the cave.