Diggin Up Firepower

October 21, 2018

12:00 am - 12:00 am

Salt Peter Cave on Cedar Creek Trail
6477 S. Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

(540) 291-1330

Virginia caves are known for their beautiful formations, unique wildlife and as a cool place to visit in the summer. For many centuries, they were also a source of salt peter (potassium nitrate) which is a key ingredient in gun powder. Stop by our park’s Salt Peter Cave to discover the fascinating history of this vital gunpowder ingredient, and the geology that allowed it to form. Regular admission fee applies.