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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

Plan Your Visit


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

Most of the pottery found at Russell Cave is less than 2500 years old. Some pottery types lasted for hundreds of years while others were only used a few years. The last pottery used in the Cave was broken around A.D. 1500 to 1650.