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Dr. Thomas Walker

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Dr. Thomas Walker led the first expedition through Cumberland Gap in 1750. Near the river which he named the Cumberland, Walker built a cabin, a replica of which stands on the site today.

Hours of Operation

Park Grounds
Open all year.

Museum/Gift Shop
Closed November 1 - March 31.

Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
4929 KY 459
Barbourville, KY 40906
Phone: (606) 546-4400
Park Manager: Andy Teasley

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