Mountain Gateway

At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Mountain View

Mountain View

Scenic vistas, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests excite the senses and provide opportunity to experience the Appalachians up close

Hensley Settlement

Hensley Settlement

Hand hewn cabins and pastoral landscapes are showcased at the historic Hensley Settlement, located high atop Brush Mountain

Gap Cave Music Room

Gap Cave

Beneath the mountains lie miles of subterranean passages. These caves are dark, wet worlds with geologic formations and strange animals.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Phone:

(606) 248-2817
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