Museum collections have been kept at Mammoth Cave National Park since its founding in 1941; at that time the collection consisted of biological, geologic, historical and archaeological artifacts/specimens. Today the collections held at the park consist of 1,202,691 items and includes a diverse array of artifacts, specimens and documents. In addition, to the items housed from Mammoth Cave, the park museum collections also houses items from Abraham Lincon Birthplace National Historical Park and seven parks associated with the Cumberland Piedmont Inventory and Monitoring Network.
Digitized Park Collections
Open Parks Network - The Open Parks Network is a digital archive maintained by Clemson University and the National Park Service. The database has more than 350,000 cultural heritage objects and 1.5 million texts, including photographs, drawings, and reports. Materials were drawn from more than 20 national parks, 2 state park systems and 3 university libraries.
Research requests and educational tours may be scheduled upon request by contacting the curator's office at (270) 758-2153 or e-mail us.
Last updated: November 8, 2021