Mountain Gateway Museum

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Mountain Gateway Museum


Hours & Seasons

  • Seasons - Year-round
  • Hours - Mon.12 - 5 pm; Tues - Sat 9 am - 5 pm; Sun 2 - 5 pm


  • 24 Water St.

    Old Fort,   NC   28762


The Museum successfully promotes and preserves the area’s history and heritage by showcasing mountain lifestyle and history from the earliest original inhabitants through the settlement period and into the 20th century. Museum highlights include an introductory video presentation, self-guided tours, living history exhibits, collections of photographs, tools and housewares. Musical programs, special events, and festivals including the annual Pioneer Day festival held each April. The site also houses two 1800s log cabins, an outdoor amphitheater and a picnic area along the banks of Mill Creek.

The museum grounds are now a public access point for trout fishermen during the delayed harvest season. Through our partnership with the NC Wildlife Resources Commission you can take advantage of our Tackle Loaner Program and reel in a fish or two!

Free admission, but donations accepted.

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24 Water St.
Old Fort NC 28762


Latitude: 35° 37' 40.08" / Longitude: -82° 10' 46.2"

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Exit 73 off I-40, north on Catawba Avenue to Water Street.

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