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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.
Cumberland Gap Tip Line
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Early native Americans traveled through Cumberland Gap along a trail known as the Warrior's Path.
Pioneers and settlers walked along the Wilderness Road through the gap in a nation's quest to move westward.
Civil War soldiers from both sides vied for control of the historic gap.
Modern day pioneers settled in the mountains surrounding Cumberland Gap, bringing with them their music, their culture, and carrying on the ways of their ancestors.
All of these stories and more are part of the colorful history showcased at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park!
Did You Know?
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.