Established on June 11, 1940, Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is a United States
National Historical Park located at the border between Kentucky
, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Cumberland Gap is a sizable natural break in the Appalachian Mountains. The park lies in parts of Bell and Harlan
counties in Kentucky, Claiborne County in Tennessee, and Lee County
in Virginia. The park contains the Kentucky-Virginia-Tennessee tri-state area, accessible via a short trail.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park covers 20,508 acres (8,299 ha), and saw 883,663 visitors in 2009. The Cumberland Gap Visitor Center is located on U.S. Highway 25E just southeast of Middlesboro
, Kentucky and just northwest of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel and Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.