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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • 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.

  • Back the Bears!

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

  • 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.

Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 01/04/2014, 01/05/2014, 01/11/2014, 01/12/2014, 01/18/2014, 01/19/2014, 01/25/2014, 01/26/2014, 02/01/2014, 02/02/2014, 02/08/2014, 02/09/2014, 02/15/2014, 02/16/2014, 02/22/2014, 02/23/2014, 03/01/2014, 03/02/2014, 03/08/2014, 03/09/2014, 03/15/2014, 03/16/2014, 03/22/2014, 03/23/2014, 03/29/2014, 03/30/2014, 04/05/2014, 04/06/2014, 04/12/2014, 04/13/2014, 04/19/2014, 04/20/2014, 04/26/2014, 04/27/2014, 05/03/2014, 05/04/2014, 05/10/2014, 05/11/2014, 05/17/2014, 05/18/2014, 05/24/2014, 08/31/2014, 09/06/2014, 09/07/2014, 09/13/2014, 09/14/2014, 09/20/2014, 09/21/2014, 09/27/2014, 09/28/2014, 10/04/2014, 10/05/2014, 10/11/2014, 10/12/2014, 10/18/2014, 10/19/2014, 10/25/2014, 10/26/2014, 11/01/2014, 11/02/2014, 11/08/2014, 11/09/2014, 11/15/2014, 11/16/2014, 11/22/2014, 11/23/2014, 11/29/2014, 11/30/2014

    Location: Tours meet at the Daniel Boone parking area | Map Time: 10:00 AM,2:00 PM Fee Information: $8.00 adults, $4.00 visitors with Interagency Senior or Access pass, $4.00 children aged 5 through 12 Contact Name: visitor center Contact Phone Number: (606) 248-2817, extension 1075

A two hour adventure awaits as you explore Gap Cave with its majestic stalagmites, striking stalactites and shimmering flowstone. Step into the music room and listen for the whispers of a Civlil War soldier. Catch a glimpse of a bat or a cave salamander.

Reservations are recommended and can be made up to one month in advance. All tours meet at the Daniel Boone parking area.

Comfortable walking shoes and clothing are a must. No sandals or open toed shoes are permitted. This tour involves a 1.5 mile walk and 183 steps must be negotiated in the cave. For safety, no children under the age of five are permitted on the cave tour.

A disease known as White Nosed Syndrome is killing bats throughout the region. It is thought that it can be transmitted on clothing and other items brought into the cave by visitors. Please do not wear or bring anything that has been in other caves.