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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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    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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Hensley Settlement

Cabin at the historic Hensley Settlement

Photo by Chuck Summers

Come experience the beauty and solitude of the southern mountains! The story of early pioneers; settlers and soldiers; pristine mountain streams; sights and sounds of wildlife; pastoral landscapes- all can be found while exploring Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

Did You Know?

Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, Dr. Thomas Clark

Kentucky’s Historian Laureate, Dr. Thomas Clark, listed Cumberland Gap as #1 in his list of 11 sites that every Kentuckian should visit. (Dr. Clark passed away on July 28th, 2005… just two weeks short of his 102nd birthday!)