Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Larger than life Cor-Ten sculptures, a pavilion with interpretive waysides, acid-etched planters in the form of tree ring “time keepers” and an exterior topographical map of the region introduce visitors to the origins of the Cumberland Road, the precursor to the National Road (later Route 40) and the gateway to western expansion. The overall effect is a walk back in time, retracing steps taken centuries before by animals, Native Americans, explorers, traders and settlers moving into the American interior. Another National Park Service IDIQ project, Marketechs and its sub-contractors developed and fabricated all interpretive elements, graded the site, poured footings and installed all components.