• fog flows through Cumberland Gap

    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • Cumberland Gap Tip Line

    Help protect your national park! Report any crimes or suspicious activity including damage or theft of park resources. More »

  • No Cave Tours or Hensley Tours on September 27

    There will be no Gap Cave or Hensley Settlement tours offered on September 27, 2014 due to special Heritage Walk program. For more information please call the park visitor center at (606) 248-2817, extension 1075.

  • 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.

  • Back the Bears!

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

Volunteer - Be Part of a Dedicated Team!

park volunteers

In 2013, volunteers at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park donated over 37,000 hours of their time and are a valuable part of our park team!

Volunteers staff visitor information areas, serve as campground hosts, provide interpretation and living history, conduct research, perform maintenance, and patrol park trails.

Park volunteers' skills complement park staff skills and include: communication, carpentry, general maintenance, photography, outdoor skills, teaching ability, global positioning systems (GPS), computer skills, science background, genealogy, or just a desire to work in a positive, fulfilling environment!

park volunteer teaches visitors about the mountain dulcimer

Park volunteer Terry Lewis conducts dulcimer workshop

Volunteers assist with numerous special programs and activities here at the park including: tours of the historic Hensley Settlement, living history demonstrations, photography workshops, tours of spectacular Gap Cave, and music programs.

If you would like to become part of our incredible team here at Cumberland Gap please fill out a volunteer application and send to:

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

For more information please call (606) 248-2817.

volunteers conducting bear research
Volunteers assist scientists in the park with numerous research projects

Did You Know?

Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer

Civil War buffs will appreciate the fact that the famous Confederate Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer personally supervised the construction of the earthen fortifications at Cumberland Gap.