Tennessee Map

Russell Cave National Monument

Contact Info
3729 County Road 98
Bridgeport, AL 35740

Phone:
256-495-2672
Basics
Type:
Other

Description

For more than 10,000 years, Russell Cave was home to prehistoric peoples. Russell Cave provides clues to the daily lifeways of early North American inhabitants dating from 6500 B.C. to 1650 A.D. The cave shelter archaeological site contains the most complete record of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast.

Hours + Fees

Hours:

Russell Cave National Monument is open year round, seven days a week, with the exception of New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Hours of operation are 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Central Standard Time.
Groups are welcome! Please call ahead to make a reservation for groups larger than twenty people.
Telephone: 256-495-2672

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Russell Cave National Monument is located at 3729 County Road 98 in Bridgeport, Alabama. It is situated in the northeast corner of Alabama, just south of the Tennessee state line.

From Chattanooga, Tennessee
Go West on Interstate 24
Take U.S. Highway 72 West to County Road 75.
Turn Right onto County Road 75.
Continue on County Road 75 for one mile.
Turn Right onto County Road 98 for four miles.
Turn Left into the entrance of the park.

From Huntsville or Scottsboro, Alabama
Take U.S. Highway 72 East to County Road 75.
Turn Left onto County Road 75.
Continue on County Road 75 for one mile.
Turn Right onto County Road 98 for four miles.
Turn Left into the entrance of the park

Customizable Directions


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