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Mountain Gateway Museum


category : Museums
Displays showcase mountain lifestyle and history from the earliest original inhabitants through the settlement period and into the twentieth century. Museum highlights include an introductory video presentation, self-guided tours, living history exhibits, collections of photographs, tools, and housewares. Muse programs are featured several times a year and the Pioneer Day festival is held on the grounds. The site also houses two 1800s log cabins, an outdoor amphitheater and a picnic area along the banks of Mill Creek.




Address:
102 Water St.
Old Fort, NC 28762
Phone: (828)668-9259
Our Email: terrell.finley@ncmail.net
Our Website:www.mcdowellnc.org

Come visit us in Old Fort, North Carolina

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Andrews Geyser

Popular streamside wooded picnic area alongside national forest service lands. In 1885

Old Fort, NC Historical Markers

Old Fort Golf Course

The course has penncross bentgrass greens and Bermuda grass fairways. It is reasonable tough and challenging but enjoyable to play.;Back (70.7 rating, 126 slope); Forward (2914 yards, 68.1 rating, 121 slope); ;Open year-round, ;828/668-4256 or 4261, Fax: 828/668-7000, ;

Old Fort, NC Golf Courses

Catawba Falls Campground

RV and tent camping and cabin rentals. Close to waterfalls and hiking. Open year-round, located in the mountains of western NC. Features restrooms, playground, fishing pond, stocked river, camp store, mountain crafts. WIFI available.

Old Fort, NC Campgrounds


Downtown Old Fort

Located at the foot of the Black Mountains, downtown Old Fort is a small quaint town often called the "gateway to the west". Home to the recently renovated Old Fort Train Station, Museum & Visitor's Center, historic Arrowhead monument and Old Fort Mountain Music.

Old Fort, NC Forts

Things to do Museums near Old Fort, NC

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Oconaluftee Indian Village

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