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    Cumberland Gap

    National Historical Park KY,TN,VA

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  • 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.

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Volunteer - Be Part of an Incredible Team!

Park Volunteer

Park volunteer Bonnie Krugler

Photo by Park volunteer Richard Bishop

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?

President Richard Nixon

Vice President Richard Nixon visited Cumberland Gap on July 3, 1959 to commemorate the formal dedication of the park which took place the following day. While at the park he visited the scenic Pinnacle Overlook and attended festivities in the nearby town of Middlesboro, Kentucky.