About DeSoto Caverns
Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Childersburg, Alabama, DeSoto Caverns is a site rich in history. In 1796, George Stiggens, a presidential agent, wrote to President George Washington describing the beauty of the cave, making DeSoto Caverns the first cavern on record in the United States. In addition to being the first cavern on record, DeSoto Caverns is also noted for having one of the largest accumulations of onyx-marble stalagmites and stalactites in the world. The caverns have regular tours every hour that allow guests to learn about caverns in general and about the history of this beautiful subterranean wonder. There are over twenty attractions on the land above the cave, making DeSoto Caverns the perfect visit for those seeking adventure, the great outdoors, and fun with family or friends.