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 park's stories come alive in our bookstore!
The Eastern National bookstore is located at the park visitor center and carries books, maps, videos, postcards, and numerous other items which showcase Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Items can be purchased at the store, by mail, or online.
For information about items in our bookstore or to place an order by mail please call (606) 248-7606.
Items purchased at our bookstore directly support the park and its programs.
Did You Know?
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.