No Hensley Tour on July 23
There will be no Hensley tours offered on Wednesday, July 23 due to road maintenance associated with recent storms. Shillallah Creek road will remain open for hikers. Hikers should excercise caution when hiking. For more information call (606) 246-1075
Shuttle to Hensley Settlement
There will be no shuttle or tour to Hensley Settlement on August 10, 2014. Tours on other days will continue to be offered as scheduled. For questions and more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.
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Cave Tour Alert!
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.
TOWN BRANCH BLUEGRASS TO PERFORM AT CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
Contact: Scott Teodorski, (606) 248-2817
Who can resist an evening of pickin’ and grinnin’ that makes the heart sing, the feet stomp and the hands clap with delight? Such will be the Saturday, June 13th evening at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park as Town Branch Bluegrass takes to the stage at the Wilderness Road Campground Amphitheater. With banjo, mandolin, bass, guitar, and of course vocals, this southwestern Virginia group of six will perform the traditional songs of yesterday, accentuated with “the drivin’ sound of a modern style.”
Park Naturalist Scott Teodorski invites all to this free program. “Music is a big part of Appalachia and Town Branch Bluegrass will make all feel right at home. With a campfire as our backdrop, the pines overhead and the rich tones of Town Branch Bluegrass, the evening will be nothing less than perfect.”
In the event of rain, the 8:00 p.m. program will be held in the visitor center auditorium. For more information on park programs, please call 606-248-2817, extension 1075.
Did You Know?
Gap Cave has also been called: King Solomon's Cave, Soldier's Cave, and Cudjo's Cave! The cave was originally referred to as "Gap Cave" because of its proximity to the Gap. When early pioneers saw the cave they knew they were about to cross the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky.