Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
Dr. Walker, a physician and surveyor from Virginia, was the first to lead an expedition through the Cumberland Gap. Most people recall Daniel Boone when thinking about explorers, however, in 1750 Walker passed through the gap and went on to explore Kentucky. Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site celebrates this pioneer and explorer and a replica of the cabin he built stands on the 12-acre site. The house and the surrounding area may be toured year round, and there are a variety of facilities to enjoy while there.