The Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum, located 1 mile (1.6 km) from the park, recalls the development of the Cumberland Homestead Community of the 1930s. The octagonal Cumberlands Tower was originally constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1937 and 1938.
The tower features a water tank and a 97-step stairway to the lookout platform at the top with views of the park. The base features a museum at its base with exhibits about the history of the Homesteads project and its residents, and period displays. Visitors can also tour an original Homesteads house which has been furnished to appear as during the Depression.