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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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Special event made possible through donations

Living history event made possible through donations

Donations can be made directly to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

Donations made to the park directly support park programs and facilities including:

  • Educational outreach
  • Special events
  • Preservation and protection of historical sites within the park
  • Research
  • Trails
  • Road and building maintenance
  • Interpretive programs and exhibits

Donations can be accepted at the park visitor center or by contacting the park superintendent at (606) 248-2817. Donations can be mailed to:

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Did You Know?

Pioneers cross Cumberland Gap

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.