Mountain Gateway Museum

Welcome to the Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center!

The museum is the westernmost branch of the NC Museum of History family. As a part of the NC Department of Cultural resources, we are dedicated to bringing life to the wonderful history of our Old North State.  The Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center offers a variety of educational and historical exhibits for public viewing. Some permanent exhibits include - Remedies From the Past: Folk Medicine in Western NC, Spinning and Weaving, Moonshining, A Time to Plant and a Time to Pluck, and we also have two 19th Century cabins on the museum's grounds. Temporary exhibits are featured throughout the year. The museum is also available for weddings and other events. Please call or email for rates and information.

Location Type

  • Historic Site

Contact Info

Address 24 Water Street
Old Fort, NC 28762
Phone (828) 668-9259
Email mgm@ncdcr.gov

Where to Eat, Sleep, Shop & Play

McDowell County Tourism Development Authority

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