Labor Day, A Farewell to Summer

Congress passes act marking first Monday of September as federal holiday

On June 28,1894, Congress passed an act marking the first Monday of September as the federal holiday Labor Day. It was officially signed into law six days later by President Grover Cleveland.

Labor Day at Cumberland Caverns

Labor Day at Cumberland Caverns

Labor Day is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of the country. And, is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of those workers.

For most Americans, Labor Day marks the end of summer. A time when vacations are over. A time when children are returning to school. A time when families sink back into familiar routines.

Labor Day weekend is a time when we all come together with family and friends to enjoy the last of those warm summer days. We mark the end of summer with many different pursuits: reunions, trips, camping, boating, and of course cookouts with those burgers on the grill.

If you are looking for fun, adventure, and something unique to enjoy with your family and friends on this holiday weekend it would be our privilege here at Cumberland Caverns to serve you. Come enjoy a cool stroll on our Daily Walking Tour and see the beauty of what waits underground. If you need adventure, try the mystery and excitement of one of our adventure tours. Want fun in the sun? Try our Caving & Kayaking combo packages.

Happy Labor Day everyone and we hope you and your family come Discover Cumberland Caverns.