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.
Cumberland Gap Tip Line
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The Pioneer Playhouse!
Kids and kids at heart can experience the life of a pioneer at the pioneer playhouse in the visitor center. Don a tri-cornered hat, a chamise, a hunting frock or linsey-woolsey britches and pack your possible bag!
Explore the visitor center museum and learn about the park through hands on exhibits. See actual artifacts and lighted displays. Touch the skins of animals!
Junior Ranger Program
Learn about Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and become a Junior Ranger! Junior Ranger badges are available to all who participate. Inquire at the park visitor center.
Did You Know?
Vice President Richard Nixon visited Cumberland Gap on July 3, 1959 to commemorate the formal dedication of the park which took place the following day. While at the park he visited the scenic Pinnacle Overlook and attended festivities in the nearby town of Middlesboro, Kentucky.