• The Historic Entrance of Mammoth Cave

    Mammoth Cave

    National Park Kentucky

Alcohol Policy at Mammoth Cave NP

The consumption of alcoholic beverages in all public buildings in the park, aboard all vessels carrying passengers for hire, and in all caves is prohibited, except the consumption and/or possession of alcohol at concessions facilities and park facilities as authorized by the Superintendent.

Edmonson, Hart, and Barren Counties are "dry", except for Cave City, in which individual restaurants may serve alcoholic beverages by the glass.

Did You Know?

Grease-oil lamp

The grease-oil lamp was used to illuminate Mammoth Cave for more than a century. Designed after New England whale-oil lanterns, these lamps used cooking grease to light the way.