Established as a national site in 1940, the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park stretches for 26 miles. Often referred to as the “First Doorway to the West,” Cumberland Gap was carved by years of natural wind and water erosion. This created a gateway through which adventurous frontiersmen and pioneers accessed the Kentucky wilderness. Take the whole family exploring this summer at Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, the second stop on the U.S. Mint All-American Road Trip!
Resting in Appalachian Mountain country, the land of Cumberland Gap is lush with vegetation. Park visitors might catch a glimpse of white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, or even black bears while exploring!
Visitors to Cumberland Gap can enjoy its miles of trails and the natural beauty of the Cumberland Mountain range in the 24,000 acres of the park. You can even find adventure underground—visitors can explore miles of subterranean passages on guided tours with park rangers.
COMMEMORATE YOUR FAMILY’S JOURNEY WITH THE CUMBERLAND GAP NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK QUARTER TODAY!
Content updated May 15, 2016