“On arriving at what is called the "Star-Chamber," our lamps were taken from us by the guide, and extinguished or put aside, and, on looking upwards, I saw or seemed to see the night heaven thick with stars glimmering more or less brightly over our heads, and even what seemed a comet flaming among them. All the party were touched with astonishment and pleasure. Our musical friends sung with much feeling a pretty song, "The stars are in the quiet sky," &c., and I sat down on the rocky floor to enjoy the serene picture. Some crystal specks in the black ceiling high overhead, reflecting the light of a half-hid lamp, yielded this magnificent effect.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Take an evening tour in Mammoth Cave by lantern light to the historic Star Chamber. Star Chamber explores sections of the cave in the lighting of the earliest explorers. This is a unique way to experience the cave and its history.
Look for our black cat, Casper, purrched on the cave wall lighting the way by lantern. He's our official mascot, which means you'll possess an authentic Cat's Meow.
This keepsake is hand-crafted from ¾” thick wood with a detailed front design and a short description on the back. You can set it neatly on a shelf, desk or narrow ledge such as window, door trim, or wainscoting. Group it with other Cat’s Meows to create your own memory of the special places you have visited.