For those interested in Native American history and the interactions between early pioneers and indigenous peoples, the Old Fort Arrowhead has a story to tell. At one point in North Carolina's history, Old Fort was the westernmost settlement.
This location represents a stop on the Appalachian Indian Trail, the Boone Trail Highway, and is marked as the site of the original pioneer-era Davidson Fort. An imposing sight, the 30-ft. pink granite arrowhead sits atop a river rock base of just over 15 feet. The location's importance was noted during the 1930 celebration, attended by more than 6,000 spectators, commemorating peace between the Catawba and Cherokee Native American tribes.
Find additional historic details at Old Fort's Mountain Gateway Museum and Historic Carson House Museum, including artifacts and period documents.
25 West Main Street
Old Fort, NC 28762
- Handicap Accessible
- Outdoor seating
- Parking: Free
- Tours: Self guided