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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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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.

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  • 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.

Things To Do

White Rocks

White Rocks Overlook

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Discover rich history, spectacular overlooks, unique rock formations, cascading waterfalls, and an extensive trail system in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park's 24,000 acres.

 
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Park ranger with visitors in Gap Cave

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Explore a hidden world found underground- inside the mountains! It is a world of darkness, with fantastic dripstone formations and strange animals who have adapted to the cave environment. Ranger led tours of Gap Cave are offered throughout the year.

 
Hensley Settlement

Cabin at the historic Hensley Settlement

Photo By John Graves

The stories of early pioneers and settlers, Civil War Soldiers, and mountain communities come alive when visiting the numerous historic buildings and structures found in the park. Tours of the historic Hensley Settlement are offered from May through October.

Did You Know?

President Abraham Lincoln

At one time it was proposed that a gigantic head of Abraham Lincoln be carved in the face of the Pinnacle Overlook.