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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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    White Nose Syndrome is a disease that is killing bats in great numbers and has been found in park caves. While visiting Gap Cave please do not wear or bring anything that has been in other caves. Skylight Cave is currently closed.

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For Kids

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pioneer kids

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The Pioneer Playhouse!
Kids and kids at heart can experience the life of a pioneer at the pioneer playhouse in the visitor center. Don a tri-corn hat, a chamise, a hunting frock or linsey-woolsey breeches and pack your possible bag!

 

Museum
Explore the visitor center museum and learn about the park through hands on exhibits. See actual artifacts and lighted displays. Touch the skins of animals!

Junior Ranger Program
Learn about Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and become a Junior Ranger! Junior Ranger badges are available to all who participate.

 

Did You Know?

Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer

Civil War buffs will appreciate the fact that the famous Confederate Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer personally supervised the construction of the earthen fortifications at Cumberland Gap.