• fog flows through Cumberland Gap

    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • Sugar Run Trail Closed to Horses

    The Sugar Run Trail is temporarily closed to horse use due to the number of fallen trees as a result of recent storms. The trail is still open for hikers, but hikers should use caution.

  • 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.

  • Back the Bears!

    Support the park's "Back the Bears" campaign and help keep our bears wild and safe! More »

  • 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.

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?

Fire Pink, a bright red appalachian wildflower.

Although Cumberland Gap is designated a national historical park, 14,000 of its 24,000 acres have been proposed, and are managed, as wilderness.