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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Middlesboro, KY 40965, USA

Cumberland Gap is the historic mountain pass on Wilderness Road that opened the pathway for westward migration. During the Civil War, Cumberland Gap was first held by the South, then captured by Union troops. Each side held the gap twice.


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Visitors traveling on Interstate 75 in Tennessee should exit on Highway 63 at Jacksboro/La Follette. Proceed east on Highway 63 to Highway 25E then north on Highway 25E approximately 2 miles to Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. Visitors traveling on Interstate 75 in Kentucky should exit on Highway 25E at Corbin. Cumberland Gap is located 50 miles south of Corbin on 25E.

Visitor Services

Public rest rooms, information, handicapped access, gift shop, museum, camping, trails, picnic grounds, auditorium

Regular Events

May-October: tours of Hensley settlement and Gap Cave; call or check Web site for schedule of events.

Plan Your Visit

Admission Fee

Free entrance fee, activity fees vary (see website)


Park: Daily, Sunrise to sunset, Visitors center: Daily, 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.



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