Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Virginia

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 Info



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News

Batty about Bats

Come Saturday, August 26th, at 7:30 p.m. "Fly in and Hang with Us" - Cumberland Gap rangers will offer “Batty about Bats!”

Labor Day Event Celebrates Cumberland Gap...A Legendary Land

A sweet medley of park programs illuminating Cumberland Gap as a legendary land will reach their crescendo during the Labor Day Weekend. During a three day celebration – Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2 - a unique mix of activities will open visitors’ eyes to the land, how it shapes the nature it nurtures, how it shapes us, and how we shape the land.

Horse Power

Back Country Horsemen of Tennessee and Kentucky Lend a Hand on Park Trails

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park Photos

KY100_9403 Thus the 1st Western Expantion Begins

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KY100_9403 Thus the 1st Western Expantion Begins

One of my ancestors!

KY100_9433 Fern Lk Late PM From Pinnacle

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KY100_9433 Fern Lk Late PM From Pinnacle

KY100_9458 Strip Mines Above Middlesboro

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KY100_9458 Strip Mines Above Middlesboro

leaves some scars.

KY100_9449 Where It Sits

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KY100_9449 Where It Sits

KY100_9439 Turkey Buzzard

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KY100_9439 Turkey Buzzard

KY100_9426 Towards Harrogate TN

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KY100_9426 Towards Harrogate TN

Looking towards the Smokey Mtns & down on Harrogate, TN

KY100_9512 Fern Lk Thru the Trees Ft McCook

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KY100_9512 Fern Lk Thru the Trees Ft McCook

KY100_9402 My Immigrant Story

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KY100_9402 My Immigrant Story

My immigrant story thru the Gap into Kentucky.

KY100_9494 Ft Lyon Above the Pinnacle

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KY100_9494 Ft Lyon Above the Pinnacle

KY100_9463 Fern Lk From Pinnacle Late PM

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KY100_9463 Fern Lk From Pinnacle Late PM

KY100_9457 Rugged Hill Late PM

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KY100_9457 Rugged Hill Late PM

Looking down on the rugged hillside, the entrance to the tunnel under the gap, & Middlesboro, KY

KY100_9404 An Articulate Mtn Man

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KY100_9404 An Articulate Mtn Man

Daniel Boone- quite an articulate fellow

KY100_9501 Civil War Cannon

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KY100_9501 Civil War Cannon

KY100_9482 Blue Butterfly

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KY100_9482 Blue Butterfly

KY100_9445 Riding the Thermals

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KY100_9445 Riding the Thermals

KY100_9484 Compromise Line Above Pinnacle

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KY100_9484 Compromise Line Above Pinnacle

Top of the Pinnacle Mountain.

KY100_9419 Fern Lk Late PM Zoom

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KY100_9419 Fern Lk Late PM Zoom

KY100_9465 Liz n Laura Climbed This Earlier

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KY100_9465 Liz n Laura Climbed This Earlier

KY100_9434 The Compromise Line KY TN Border

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KY100_9434 The Compromise Line KY TN Border

KY100_9436 Tipperell TN n Powell Valley Beyond

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KY100_9436 Tipperell TN n Powell Valley Beyond