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    Russell Cave

    National Monument Alabama

For Kids

Junior Ranger Program

A Junior Ranger Program is available for children up to twelve years old. Complete the junior ranger activities during your visit and receive an official Russell Cave Junior Ranger badge and certificate from a Park Ranger.

Museum

The Museum area contains information about the history of the cave and replicas of artifacts that were found in the cave excavations. Learn about the people who lived in the Cave Shelter 9000 years ago.

Videos

There are several movies that are available to watch during your visit. These movies describe the lifeways of the people who lived at Russell Cave and the cave system itself.

Did You Know?

Russell Cave

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.