Frequently Asked Questions
How did Russell Cave receive it's name?
When was Russell Cave founded?
Which President declared Russell Cave a National Monument?
What are the bolts in the top of the cave for?
Are there bats in the cave?
Are there snakes in the area?
How long are the hiking trails?
How many people lived in the cave at one time?
How many people visit Russell Cave each year?
How many acres does Russell Cave National Monument have?
Where does the water come from that flows into the cave?
Are there fish in the cave stream?
Did You Know?
Russell Cave National Monument is the oldest rock shelter used regularly for a home in the Eastern United States. It was inhabited during all Prehistoric time periods: Paleo, Archaic, Woodland and Mississippian. Virtually every culture for over 10,000 years is represented by artifacts found here.