Indoor Activities

visitor center museum
visitor center museum

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Visitor Center

The park visitor center houses a museum with interactive exhibits, book sales outlet, auditorium with 2 high definition films, and Cumberland Crafts which showcases handmade crafts from the region. The visitor center is fully accessible with designated parking and an elevator.

The park visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. It is closed on Christmas day.


Park Films

Two high definition films are shown throughout the day in the visitor center auditorium. Both films are closed captioned.

The story of the early pioneers' and settlers' migration west through Cumberland Gap comes to life in the high definition film Daniel Boone and the Westward Movement. This film lasts 23 minutes.

The Cumberland Gap takes a close look at the fantastic natural and historical features found in the park. It is a great orientation to the park and its many facets. This film lasts 11 minutes.

Book sales
Eastern National Book Sales

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Eastern National Bookstore

The book sales outlet in the visitor center carries a number of books, souvenirs, games, postcards, and numerous other items related to the park and its many stories.

Cumberland Crafts
Cumberland Crafts

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Cumberland Crafts

Hand made items from the region can be found at Cumberland Crafts. Throughout the year, artisans demonstrate their techniques. Cumberland Crafts is a member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, an educational, non-profit organization which focuses on bringing together crafts and crafts people of the mountain region for the benefit of education and awareness.

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Mailing Address:

91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965


(606) 248-2817
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