Beginning June 6, 2021 Extended Historic Modified Tour will be a guided tour, 2.25 hours, 2 miles and 540 stairs including 155 at Mammoth Dome. The Difficulty is Moderate. Enjoy this Historic Tour with a bonus side trip to one of the sites of the famous 1840s Mammoth Cave experiment to treat consumption. This tour is ideal for people who want a Historic Tour and have a little extra time to spend in the cave.
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All tours begin at the Visitor Center. You may print out or download your tickets to save time from waiting in lines. Tickets may be picked up prior to tour time. No refunds for no shows or late arrivals.
Due to COVID-19 this will be a Self-Guided Tour. You may download a NPS App https://www.nps.gov/subjects/digital/nps-apps.htm to learn more about the Self-Guided Tour. Walk a hillside trail down to Mammoth Cave's most famous entrance and follow the path used for over two centuries of touring. Experience the grandeur of large trunk passages in the world's longest cave. Discover how Mammoth Cave has intrigued countless visitors since the first human entered its darkness nearly 5,000 years ago. Tour enters and exits at the Historic Entrance, visiting the Rotunda, Rafinesque Hall, Methodist Chruch, a historic salt peter mining site at Booth's Amphitheartre, Giant's Coffin, and a mid-19th century stone built hut used for treating Tuberculosis.
Mammoth Cave National Park is located in the central time zone and observes daylight savings time.
Note: Do not rely exclusively on your mobile GPS, Google Maps, or similar automated navigation systems to get to the park Visitor Center in time for your cave tour. Routes can be misleading and incorrect.