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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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History & Culture

Cannon at Fort Lyon near the Pinnacle Overlook

Cannon at Fort Lyon near the Pinnacle Overlook

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Walk in the footsteps of early pioneers and Native Americans, visit the ruins of fortifications used in the Civil War, experience the life of an early mountain community...

Numerous buildings, structures, and programs provide opportunities to experience the past.

 
 

Photos of Yesteryear

For more information and for research requests please call (606) 248-2817.

Did You Know?

Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, Dr. Thomas Clark

Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, Dr. Thomas Clark, listed Cumberland Gap as #1 in his list of 11 sites that every Kentuckian should visit. (Dr. Clark passed away on July 28th, 2005… just two weeks short of his 102nd birthday!)