NC state museum property began as the site of a Works in Progress community-building, crafted from river rock. Today, the grounds include two early 19th-century log cabins, an amphitheater & picnic areas. Situated on the banks of Mill Creek, fly fishing during the delayed harvest season, is another way to enjoy the property.

Sundays on the Porch, happen almost every Sunday and include free musical performances featuring Carol Harless and a band of Old Fort pickers. Bring an instrument and join or just your ears for this foot-tapping tradition. Other special events and festivals, including the Pioneer Day Festival, are part of their annual events and programming. Check the website for details.

Through a partnership with NC Wildlife Resources Commission, take advantage of the Tackle Loaner Program for children 16 yrs. of age and under. A fun, family-friendly activity.