• fog flows through Cumberland Gap

    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

Support Your Park

fence and building at the historic Hensley Settlement
History and the natural world come together at spectacular Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
 

You can do your part to support your park!

Become a member of Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. This is a nonprofit group whose mission is to support Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and its programs. Donations can also be made directly to the Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park.

Visit the Tour Southeast Kentucky website. SEKY is a non-profit organization created in 1987 to promote, expand, develop and market the existing and potential tourism industry in southeast Kentucky. It is an important partner to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park and other parks in the region.

 
Volunteer welcomes visitors at park visitor center

Park Volunteer Cheryl Pratt welcomes visitors

Join our incredible team of park volunteers!

Volunteers are an integral part of our park team and work in numerous capacities including: campground host, assistance at the visitor center, trail patrol, maintenance, research, assistance with programs and special events.
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Living history event at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

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:

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

Did You Know?

Gap Cave

Gap Cave has also been called: King Solomon's Cave, Soldier's Cave, and Cudjo's Cave! The cave was originally referred to as "Gap Cave" because of its proximity to the Gap. When early pioneers saw the cave they knew they were about to cross the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky.