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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • Cumberland Gap Tip Line

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  • No Cave Tours or Hensley Tours on September 27

    There will be no Gap Cave or Hensley Settlement tours offered on September 27, 2014 due to special Heritage Walk program. For more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.

  • Sugar Run Trail Closed to Horses

    The Sugar Run Trail is temporarily closed to horse use due to the number of fallen trees as a result of recent storms. The trail is still open for hikers, but hikers should use caution.

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For Teachers

interactive cd for teachers

Interactive cd for teachers

Experience the story of westward movement firsthand through the interactive cd Within the Shadows of Cumberland Gap.

Each chapter of this multimedia "tool kit" leads students and teachers on a journey through early American history. Early westward movement comes alive through video clips, games, maps, and numerous hands-on activities! Meet the indentured servant, the Native American, the pioneer explorer, and learn about the settlement of a new land as told by a woman on the frontier.

All of the material found on the cd is copyright free and can be reproduced for the classroom. These cds are free to teachers!

For more information please call (606) 248-2817.

educational exhibit

History comes alive for students at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

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Educational Programs

For those teachers interested in bringing their class to the park or having a park ranger visit your classroom, please call the park at least three weeks in advance of the requested date.

For more information please call (606) 248-2817.


Numerous park lesson plans are available for teachers. For more information please call (606) 248-2817, extension 1075. These plans will be available on the website soon!

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.