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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

Plan Your Visit

Gnatcatcher

Gnatcatcher nesting in a sweetgum tree.

Laura Bundy

Are We There Yet?

From courageous prehistoric hunters that witnessed the development of a new world to the evolution of the intriguing wildlife of Montague Mountain. Russell Cave has a unique mixture of cultural and natural history that is explored by thousands of visitors each year. To learn more about the park, visit the News section and download a copy of The Archaeologists! The Archaeologists contains information about park programs, maps, and articles about natural and cultural aspects of the park.

Did You Know?

Pottery Sherd

Broken pieces of pottery are called "sherds". The National Park Service found over 13,000 pottery sherds at Russell Cave National Monument. Almost all types of pottery from the local region were found at this site. The pots were used for storage and cooking.