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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • Cumberland Gap Tip Line

    Help protect your national park! Report any crimes or suspicious activity including damage or theft of park resources. More »

  • 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.

  • Back the Bears!

    Support the park's "Back the Bears" campaign and help keep our bears wild and safe! More »



Brochures and maps are available at the park visitor center.

Maps and brochures can also be downloaded here.

Upon request the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Official map and Guide will be mailed to you.

Brochures on local attractions are also available.

To receive brochures by mail, please contact the park with your name and address.

by E-mail:
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or Write to:
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965

or Call:
(606) 248-2817


Did You Know?

Pioneers cross Cumberland Gap

Between 1775 and 1810 some 300,000 settlers crossed Cumberland Gap and began settling the land west of the Appalachians. These brave pioneers were following dreams of prosperity in the wilderness of Kentucky.