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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

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This site commemorates the man who led the first expedition through the Cumberland Gap in 1750, preceding Daniel Boone into what is now Kentucky by 17 years. The 8' by 12' house built by the men of his party is open year-round and can be toured, as are the surrounding grounds.

Seasonal facilities include a playground, miniature golf course, shelter houses, lighted basketball courts, and a gift shop. Picnicking is permitted.

Open daily 8am-9:30pm.

Location: H,C 83 Box 868, Hwy 459, Barbourville Kentucky 40906 Telephone 859-546-4400

Other History nearby:
(Corbin) Colonel Harland Sanders Cafe & Museum
(Barbourville) Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
(Fairview) Jefferson Davis Monument
(Benham) Kentucky Coal Mining Museum
(Benham) Kentucky Coal Museum
(Stearns) Stearns Museum

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