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Mountain Gateway Museum

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Local History - Weekend Getaway

Our family was drawn to this historic depot town almost 10 years ago. It is quiet, charming, and... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018

It was a great Saturday walking around Old Fort. We loved the murals. We plan to do a driving tour... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2018
April R
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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The museum contains many items that relate to mountain life.
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24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762
+1 828-668-9259
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a small museum with a varied collection of artifacts from the area's history. It's in a very pretty setting along a creek, with a couple of well-preserved log cabins and a small amphitheater on the property. It's definitely worth a stop if you're...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nomad46543
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Our family was drawn to this historic depot town almost 10 years ago. It is quiet, charming, and nestled in the Southern Appalachian mountains of Western North Carolina. There is no fee to visit and tour the museum, so if you are looking to learn...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank smithseasonsoflife
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

It was a great Saturday walking around Old Fort. We loved the murals. We plan to do a driving tour to capture the murals of NC. The woman at the info center was very helpful with planning future trips.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank April R
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

The museum has done a good job of bringing many old things together and spotlighting them in such a way that it is educational and enjoyable. They have a couple of very old houses open for people to see how people lived in the 1800s....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jim P
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Love this place. So full of history great to bring the family to learn about older times and how things where done.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Joshua R
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Enjoyed looking at all the old thing fro days gone by. The log cabins were great. The info by the exhibit s was grat to read and learn about the pictures posted

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Anita F
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We visited the museum on this weekend to see the encampment of civil war reenactors and for the several presentations on the history of the war. The highlight for me was the display of the restored Regimental Flag of the 35th NC Infantry on traveling...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank rebjag
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The building was constructed in the 1930s by the CCC. Has served different functions over the years but is currently a museum. Some interesting exhibits about Appalachian life in general. There are also some original log cabins (original but relocated from somewhere else) on the...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Paul L
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We visited during the Fall festival.. Many vendors and food trucks were there... It was a fun trip! Loved the apple fritters!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank CapeSanBlasdreaming
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A lot if history here and we really enjoyed it. Its not very large but there is alot of good information and displays. The kids loved the cabin and outdoor stage.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Crystal_Momof2
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