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November 17, 2013
Bridge Work in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to Begin November 18
Bridge work in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to begin on November 18. Some traffic delays can be expected and minor detours.

October 29, 2013
Highway Bridge Work in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Scheduled for Mid-November
Bridge work to begin in mid november on Skyland Road leading to Pinnacle Overlook could cause some minor delays and detours.

August 13, 2013
Labor Day Concert to Commemorate Labors of our Nation During the Civil War
Privates By Choice to perform at a special concert celebrating Labor Day

July 26, 2013
Special Evening Hike to Showcase Hidden Stories of Cumberland Gap
Special evening hike will feature cast of characters which will bring some of the hidden stories of Cumberland Gap to life.

May 24, 2013
Campground Fee Increases at Wilderness Road Campground Take Effect June 1st
Modest price increases will take effect June 1, 2013 at the Wilderness Road campground amidst a wide range of recent campground improvements.

May 22, 2013
Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Presents Historic Letter to Park
Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park recently purchased a rare letter from a Civil War soldier and donated it to the park.

May 21, 2013
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Kicks off a Summer Full of History, Nature, and Music With the Melodies of "Wild Blue Yonder"
Americana group Wild Blue Yonder brings their musical mix of traditional, bluegrass, and folk tunes to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

March 05, 2013
Local Communities Benefit from $44,029,000 Generated by Cumberland Gap National Historical Park's Tourism
Report shows the economic benefit of national parks to local communities

February 14, 2013
Prescribed Fire Season at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Park uses prescribed burn along boundary near neighboring communities to reduce hazardous fuels.

February 10, 2013
White-Nose Syndrome Found on Bats at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Laboratory tests have confirmed the presence of White Nose Syndrome in bats at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

January 30, 2013
Increase In Camping Fees Proposed for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Public meeting scheduled to discuss a modest increase in fees at park campground

October 09, 2012
Graffiti Continues to Mar Park Treasures
Cameras have been put in place at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to monitor historic features

September 12, 2012
"Homespun Appalachia" to be Offered at National Park
Special event will showcase the culture, music, and stories of the southern mountains

August 16, 2012
Within the Shadows of Cumberland Gap
Heritage Walk along the the historic Wilderness Road will feature cast of characters which will showcase the stories of Cumberland Gap

August 01, 2012
An Appalachian Moonlight Musical Evening
Local musicians Larry Goodwin and Ken Wilson will perform at the Wilderness Road Campground

July 05, 2012
The National Park Service Seeks Public Comment on the Development of a Cumberland Parks Forest Pest Management Plan Environmental Assessment
Public comments are being accepted pertaining to the development of a regional forest pest management plan and an associated environmental assessment. The plan is a collaborative effort involving several National Park Service areas.

June 06, 2012
Guns and Gabions at the Gap!
Events focus on Civil War at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

May 25, 2012
Americorps Team Begins Work on the Cumberland Trail
An Americorps team is working on the Cumberland Trail in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Once completed, the trail will run over 200 miles south to Chattanooga, TN and will be part of the Great Eastern Trail network.

May 16, 2012
Thanking America's Armed Forces
Special Military Pass will be available for active duty military beginning on May 19.

May 08, 2012
Preserving Mining History
Hidden History lecture series continues at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park as Barry Thacker showcases area mining history and the efforts underway to preserve it.

May 07, 2012
Rangers Start Ginseng Season with Conviction
Park Rangers mark ginseng plants in the park in order to prevent poaching

April 27, 2012
You've Got a Friend
Local Resident Harold Jerrell Shares His Passion for the National Parks as Newest Board Member of the Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

April 05, 2012
Two Appalachian Sisters Safeguard the Spirit of Appalachia at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Energetic sisters conduct special program featuring artwork which showcases southern Appalachia and celebrates the arrival of spring

February 29, 2012
Fire on the Mountain, Prescribed Burns at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Prescribed burns are conducted at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park as part of park's fire management plan.

February 28, 2012
Kentucky Chautauqua presents Emilie Todd Helm: Rebel in the White House
Special program celebrates Women's History Month and features Emilie Todd Helm, Mary Todd Lincoln's half sister, as portrayed by Kentucky native Betsy B. Smith

February 28, 2012
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Translates to Visitors, Money, and Jobs
National Park Service Report highlights economic benefits that are brought to communities surrounding national parks

February 16, 2012
National Park Foundation Awards $10,000 to Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
2012 Impact Grant awarded to Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will support the development of educational DVD focusing on the Civil War at Cumberland Gap.

December 02, 2011
Appalchian Christmas Time, A Tasty Memory at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Celebrate Christmas in Appalachia at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Handmade ornaments, holiday stories, and a cast of characters will bring historic Christmas in Appalachia to life.

October 25, 2011
Summer May Be Over, but Programs Still Abound at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
November programs at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will focus on area's rich history and patriotism

October 11, 2011
Cumberland Gap Highway Tunnel Celebrates 15th Anniversary
Cumberland Gap Tunnel celebrates its 15th anniversary. Reception will focus on the theme "Drive to the Future, Restore the Past"

September 28, 2011
Author to Tell Ghost Tales at Cumberland Gap
Author Joe Tennis will delight visitors with ghost tales of the region

September 28, 2011
Hensley Homecoming
Heritage Event at Historic Settlement to Celebrate Appalachian Self-Sufficient Lifestyle

September 20, 2011
Lost! National Park Program to Help Children Learn Survival Techniques
Junior Ranger program teaches survival skills for those that may find themselves lost in the wilderness.

September 09, 2011
Acclaimed Civil War Historian to Speak at Cumberland Gap
Dr. Earl J. Hess from Lincoln Memorial University will present a program entitled "The Civil War Comes to Cumberland Gap" at the park visitor center.

August 26, 2011
“Within the Shadows of Cumberland Gap” A Heritage Walk Through the Cumberland Gap
Heritage Walk through the Gap will showcase the stories of the Wilderness Road. Participants in this journey through history will meet a cast of characters along the trail that will captivate with stories of the historic Wilderness Road.

August 17, 2011
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and the Cumberland Trail State Park to Profit From Donations
Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. Present Generous Contributions to Park Support Groups which will benefit Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and Cumberland Trail State Park.

July 21, 2011
Appalachia Celebrated In Song at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Musician Ted Olson brings the stories of Southern Appalachia to life.

June 29, 2011
Virginia Musicians Jimmy Mullins and Ken Childress To Perform at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Virginia musicians Jimmy Mullins and Ken Childress will perform at the Wilderness Road campground amphitheater on Saturday, July 2 at 8:00 pm.

June 01, 2011
Blue and Gray in Black and White Civil War Concert at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Musicians Sparky and Rhonda Rucker captivate audiences with stories and songs of the Civil War

May 25, 2011
Medley of Memorial Day Weekend Programs at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Medley of programs will be offered Memorial Day weekend at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Local musician, teacher and student to play key roles along with park partners.

April 02, 2011
Operation Spring Clean at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
No abstract supplied.

March 22, 2011
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park's Final General Management Plan Now Available
With the completion of the General Management Plan, the staff at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park look forward to many new accomplishments.

March 22, 2011
Renowned Appalachian Photographer Subject of Upcoming Program and Exhibit at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Renowned photographer Earl Palmer will be the topic of a presentation by author and historian Jean Haskell.

March 01, 2011
Goodwife Guild More than Just Sew-Sew
Historic clothing, crafts, and sewing demonstrations

February 22, 2011
The Underground Railroad Quilt Code - Truth or Myth?
Presentation by Dr. Alicestyne Turley from the University of Lousville which will focus on stories of the Underground Railroad.

December 04, 2010
    A Taste of Christmas Past at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
The stories of Christmas past come to life at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

May 25, 2010
Memorial Day Events at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to Showcase America's Fortitude and Dreams
Memorial Day weekend activities at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to showcase America's fortitude and dreams

April 06, 2010
Celebrate National Park Week April 17th through 25th
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to offer free cave tours and other activities in celebration of National Park Week.

April 06, 2010
Fire On the Mountain
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park prepares for spring prescribed burns

March 19, 2010
Year of Excitement at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Special programs offered in March will showcase Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. These programs are part of an action packed schedule of activities offered in 2010.

March 06, 2010
Scottish Irish Ballad Concert at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Sara Grey and Kieron Means perform Scottish and Irish ballads at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

December 22, 2009
Heavy Snows Affect Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Heavy Snows result in damage throughout Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

December 01, 2009
Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement Available for Review
Draft General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement available for review. 

November 12, 2009
Native American Indian Month Celebrated at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park celebrates Native American month with program at park visitor center and an evening hike.

November 10, 2009
General Management Plan Available for Public Comment
The General Management Plan for Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is available for public review and comment.

October 02, 2009
The Civil War at Cumberland Gap: A War of Iron and Irony
Special Heritage Event to Include Crème de la Crème of Re-enactors and Historians

September 24, 2009
Day of Service and Celebration at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
No abstract supplied.

September 10, 2009
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Selected for the America the Beautiful Quarters Program
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to be featured on coin produced by the US Mint as part of the America the Beautiful quarters program.

September 09, 2009
UNIQUE NPS AND COMMUNITY COLLEGE PARTNERSHIP EMPOWERING EMPLOYEE SAFETY
A unique partnership between the National Park Service and Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTC) College continues to flourish, empowering employee safety.

August 07, 2009
Education Excellence and Incredible Teamwork, The Winning Combo at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park receives Keeper of the Light award for Black Bear Blast event. 

August 04, 2009
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to Celebrate Heritage at Daniel Boone 275th Birthday Party
Join park staff as we celebrate the 275th birthday of Daniel Boone

June 30, 2009
FRIENDS OF CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK UNVEILED DURING 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to be unveiled as park celebrates its 50th anniversary of dedication.

June 19, 2009
LITERATURE AND MUSIC - THE PERFECT SATURDAY COMBO AT CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Captivating words and wonderful music come together at Cumberland Gap with regional author Joe Tennis and Reel World String Band.

June 04, 2009
TOWN BRANCH BLUEGRASS TO PERFORM AT CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Town Branch bluegrass band to perform at park amphitheater

June 02, 2009
Senator McConnell and Congressman Rogers Celebrate the Protection of 4,021 Acres as Part of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Project Partners reach milestone in protecting the drinking supply for Middlesboro, Kentucky.

May 15, 2009
"ACTIVITIES GALORE" AT CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK DURING MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
Numerous programs will be offered at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park on Memorial Weekend.

May 15, 2009
Cumberland and Pine Mountain Trails Join at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to Form the Great Eastern Trail
Cumberland Trail and Pine Mountain Trail come together at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park to form part of the Great Eastern Trail

May 02, 2009
Dulcimer Gathering at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Dulcimer Gathering at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park will include workshops and performances and will celebrate the music of the southern mountains!

April 10, 2009
POPULAR TRAIL REOPENS IN CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
The popular Chadwell Gap Trail reopens in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

March 27, 2009
RENOVATED AMPHITHEATER AT CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK RECEIVES NATIONAL ACCESSIBILITY AWARD
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park receives National Design Project Achievement award for renovations to park amphitheater related to accessibility.

February 20, 2009
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Celebrates Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial
Sandy Brue of the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Site shares stories of how the young Abraham Lincoln was shaped by his years growing up in Kentucky.

October 17, 2008
18th Century Pioneer Contributions to American Destiny Showcased at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Pioneer roots to be celebrated at special event at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. This event will feature living history demonstrations, a colonial trade faire, and special programs and activities.

August 05, 2008
Shooting Star Extravaganza at Hensley Settlement in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Shooting Star Extravaganza to be held at the historic Hensley Settlement in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

July 29, 2008
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Offers Junior Ranger Bike Ride
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park offers bike ride for Junior Rangers and their families. 

July 14, 2008
Wild Turkey Federation Shows Support for the National Park Service
Local chapter of the Wild Turkey Foundation presents mounted turkey to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

July 08, 2008
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Announces Junior ranger Bike Ride
Junior Ranger bike ride to be offered for Junior Rangers, friends, and family members.

July 02, 2008
A Visit With Abraham Lincoln at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Historical reenactor Larry Elliot portrays Abraham Lincoln at program to be held at the Wilderness Road campground in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

May 08, 2008
Wilderness Road Campground and picnic area to be temporarily closed for repairs
The Wilderness Road Campground will be closed from June 2 to June 30, 2008 for repairs. The Wilderness Road picnic area will be closed from May 19 to May 30, 2008 for repairs.

December 07, 2007
"Holiday in the National Parks" Celebrated at the White House
"Holiday in the National Parks" celebrated at the White House. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Ornament, painted by Tazewell, TN park volunteer, displayed on the official White House Christmas Tree.

December 03, 2007
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Unveils New Junior Ranger Workbook
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park unveils new Junior Ranger workbook and recognizes Junior Ranger Dakota Saylor whose artwork appears on the cover.

August 28, 2007
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Announces Art Competition For Junior Ranger Workbook
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park announces art competition for Junior Ranger workbook. 

July 21, 2007
WANTED -JUNIOR RANGERS AT CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISORICAL PARK
Junior Rangers wanted at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

July 03, 2007
Senator McConnell and Congressman Rogers Join Partners to Celebrate the Protection of 1850 acres as part of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Project Partners reach milestone in protecting nearly half of the Fern Lake watershed property

July 03, 2007
Eurasian Delegates Visit Cumberland Gap Tunnel
Participants in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Special American Business Internship Training Program (SABIT) visit the Cumberland Gap Tunnel.

August 15, 2006
The Bluegrass Sounds of Hurley Ridge at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Join park rangers on Saturday, September 2, 2006 for an evening of bluegrass music with Hurley Ridge.

August 03, 2006
The Celtic Sound of The Overmountain Singers At Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
The Overmountain Singers to perform at the Wilderness Road Campground Amphitheatear on August 19,2006.

April 21, 2006
Repairs To Skyland Road In Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Skyland Road leading to the Pinnacle Overlook is receiving much needed repairs.

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