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Open House at Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve
Mt. Vernon, Kentucky,
Guided tours of Great Saltpetre Cave, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, an important source of saltpetre for the production of gunpowder during the War of 1812.
Visitors can enjoy free soup beans and corn bread, or visit the food concession stand operated by the Livingston Fire Department. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the open fields and wooded hiking trails.
Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve is owned by Rockcastle Karst Conservancy.
Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted.