Hensley Settlement Tours
Join park rangers and step into the past at the historic Hensley Settlement on top of Brush Mountain. Stroll down fence-lined lanes, look into the springhouse, and sit in the one-room schoolhouse. The Hensley Settlement was established in 1903 by Sherman Hensley and was occupied until 1951. The historic buildings remain and can be visited on this 4 1/2 to 5 hour tour.
Tours are offered from mid May until late October.All Hensley Settlement Tours start at 10 a.m.
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Gap Cave Tours (formerly known as Cudjo's Cave)
Alert! A disorder known as White-Nose Syndrome is killing hundreds of thousands of bats throughout the eastern United States and has been found in park caves. Evidence suggests that the fungus that causes the disorder may possibly be spread by humans who venture into different caves. Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing that have not been in other caves or footwear and clothing that have been properly decontaminated. more...
Link to White Nose Syndrome information site
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Join park rangers on an exciting two-hour adventure exploring this majestic underground cathedral! Discover glistening stalagmites and flowstone cascades. You might even catch a glimpse of a bat or salamander.
Guided tours are offered from April 21 to September 4.
Cave Tours are finished for the 2023 season.
All Gap Cave Tours start at 10 a.m.
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Last updated: September 6, 2023