Reviews of Mountain Gateway Museum (Museum)

24 Water St, Old Fort, NC 28762, United States

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This Museum belongs to the category of Historical place museum.

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REVIEWS OF Mountain Gateway Museum IN North Carolina

Kimberly Poteat

Love this it is located in Old Fort NC

Vincent Deritis

Roger Reed

Matt Stevens

Fun fun and fill of great information, might try making my own still now

Jasmine Estep

My uncle's wedding was here a couple weeks ago! ❤

davy pagan

Great place to take photos and walk the dog

Brian H. Frost

Cute little place.

Alex Goforth

Mary Ernsberger

So very cool!

Mike Cowan

Pioneer Day was great!

Patrick Highland

Shannon Raines

Bruce Crawford

Pioneer day and car show. Had a great time. Well put on

Daniel G

Great place to teach our children about our forefathers

Deondrea Bell

Love it

Robert Martin

Western-most state museum in NC..great displays..getting ready for 2019 so items are in flux..worth a trip to Old Fort if nearby

Sam Robinson

A wonderful place to visit and learn some history.

Sandra Owens

Cortney Mahan

Beautiful historic homes and museum tucked away in a charming mountain town. What a great place to bring the family!


Sonia Rodgers

If you're in Old Fort be sure to stop by Old Fort's Mountain Gateway Museum. Not far off of Interstate 40 and free of charge (donations accepted gladly) plus you get to learn about the town's Appalachian history and its early settlers. Be sure to tour the log cabins on site along with a beautiful creek behind museum. Kiesa is a very gracious and friendly museum host, who shared her knowledge about the area's history with me. Highly recommend stopping on your journey to Asheville and its surrounding areas.

Mountain Trail

Great museum! Lots of historical items including an old moonshine still.

Judith Armstrong

Amylin Leiby

Very informative and family friendly. Elk up close, but please beware they are still wild animals!

Jason Jeffords

Super fun stop off for the kids to run around and stretch their legs a bit and see a bit of history.

Pam Cox

Great time at street dance.

Earl Peyatt

This is a wonderful piece of Western North Carolina history. Worth a visit.

2 steps back 4 wheels foward

Very cool place!!! We had a picnic out by the creek and loved the historical models. The displays change downstairs. This time we learned all about a photographer who spend his whole life taking photos of mountain families and their way of life. He was an artist as well. He made basket's out of tree.

Brian Foster

One of the only places around here to see authentic log homes

Amanda L

Neat little place if you're in the area.

Mike Campbell

Interesting History/Geography information and relics. Friendly people. Free!

Anne Allison

The museum grounds are extremely pleasant. A wonderful place to enjoy nature and walk your fur buddy along Mill Creek.

Susan Miller

Amy Lewis

Beautiful place to explore.

Donna Lazarus

Matt English

Made On Earth Studio

Stephanie Swepson Twitty

Great little museum trucked in the foothills of NC

Brigette Walters

Laura Sawyer

Very interesting and informative without being overwhelming. Enjoyed going through the cabins outside too. A must see that wouldn't take more than 30 minutes.


Melissa Hillyard

Not to bad for a free museum. Nice place to take a short break.

Josh Barrett

Awesome place. The cabins are really cool and the museum is small, comfy and neat.

R Williamson

Michael Ollis

A hidden wedding gem....

Becky Aldridge

A great place to explore the history of Old Fort, NC on the banks of Mills Creek.

Martha Leatherman

Heather South

Great museum in a beautiful setting!

Lani Barnes

I really enjoyed going through the museum. Lots of cool facts

Davy Buchanan

Great place that shows the history of the town, as well as Western North Carolina. It is a good place to visit, walk the dog, walk in the cabins, and listen to music on Sunday.

Rachel Payne

A lovely place to sit by the creek and spend time with family.

Rolanda Mullis

Small, quaint historical museum

Stacey Seward

Kathy Fortiner

Because I live nearby


Was great to see how people had to live in the old days

Amber Lewis

Amanda Lawter

Effler 20



suzanne beatty

Great step back into history

Lenae Scafidi

Danny Crowder

McDowell Chamber of Commerce

Well maintain museum that shares in the history of McDowell County. Friendly service is available with well kept grounds for viewing.

Joe Kendrick


Seren Dipity

kaitlin smith

Wendy Mouery


Fred Ruddock

Quaint little museum with several outbuildings of historical significance. I visited while they would hosting the Great Flood of 1916 exhibit. This location is certainly worth a visit if your are in Old Fort.


Dean Cloninger

Great little place to visit, interesting exhibits and lots going on today.

Donna Tipton

Was beautiful quite and peaceful just days before the flood of 2018

Brittani Upton

Beautiful, clean place. Very good.

Amy Parker

Lots of antique items and lots of local history.

Richard Chambers

Terry Bryson

Very knowledgeable about this area and great brochures to get you there.

Michelle Manley

Carlos Torres

Anna Branam

Paula Gibson

We had my daughters wedding here. It was everything she hoped for and more.

Candas corpening

Very enjoyable event

Cindy Grinder

Just off the interstate. This cute little Town friendly, loved the short visit

dan venton

Mark Haskell

Pretty spot with historic cabins on a stream, but is closed on Mondays and that is when we stopped.

Dieter Motz

Local history & a babbling brook to unwind & calm yourself

kim arney

Dillon Beatty

Awesome museum with a friendly staff. It's all free and worth a visit.

Blue MountainCur

Hey, these guys are small but pack a lot of history in a small building! If yer look'n for info on McDowell County, you've found it!

Kimberly Adkins

Bonnie Thompson

My favorite part, the two cabins on the property. Be sure to read the descriptions about each one. Beautiful outdoor area next to a mountain steam.

Jonathan Franklin

Interesting place in this area

C Schopmeyer

Cool place.

Gloria Duncan

Gina Oxendine

Very nice little piece of history.

Lisa Lentz

richard beauchene

Very cool America history

Dawne Foster

Brandon Nelson

Arre Jay

Nice stop for a rest break or a peaceful place to eat lunch. Staffer seemed friendly but I was not greeted as the other visitors. Maybe she was busy talking to the local that was sitting in a chair....maybe. Wasn't greeted, asked if I had any questions or anything. Fortunately the creek and exhibits were interesting.

David Coltrane

Stopped by with family for a picnic after hiking nearby catawba falls. Very informative museum staff. The grounds are very peaceful beside the creek. Great local history stop.

Woody Cox

Bryan Payne

Very lovely museum with interesting exhibits about the history of Western NC. Definitely a nice place to stop if you are in the area. Free admission.

Stephanie Milani

Really great info!

Karen Wardrop

Love this place! Its so rich in history and a beautiful peaceful place to just relax!

Vamsi Krishna

travis peek

Johnathon Cole

Leanne Johnson

Michael Gossett


Andrea Love

Very beautiful art from local artist

Martin Brossman

Part of the NC Museum network it has a real log home inside to show you how small homes were years ago. Also you can find a real still (of course not working) setup and a lot of local history. Part of their train exhibit is over in the old train station so make sure to go there too just a block away. The setting along the creek with two real log cabins on the campus.

jim catalfamo

first off they had locals playing mountain songs which made for a nice touch right for the bat. The Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center collects and preserves artifacts and other historical materials relating to the history and heritage of North Carolina in a local, regional, national, and international context. small and pleasing. glad i was there. :)

Creighton Carroll

Interesting photos with descriptions. Really old houses that were open to visitors got browsing through at your own pace. Staff was knowledgeable about the museum pieces and history. Plenty of books about local history as well as brochures about other local historical sites and general activities

Summer Perkins

Quiet and beautiful place to learn some history. While you're here take time to explore the outdoor ampitheater, walk the short trail, and enjoy the outdoors.

Brittany Mitchell

Cute little museum! Make sure you get some honey or homemade soap before you leave! History should never be forgotten, least it be repeated.

Duncan Roberts

A nice little museum, but it doesn't have a lot of content. Really appreciated the two cabins that they have and that you can walk through.

Richard Acrivos

Historic hands on visit

George Gallis

Being born and raised in North Carolina, I have learned to appreciate our state and local people more and more.

Adam Aschenbrenner

Nice small town park set on the river with a quaint museum


Great free small museum. Stop and get some maps and buy some old time toys

Tracy Shepherd

Crystal Oakley

Very nice

Benito Medina

Barbara Wilson

Leah Corey

Was not open when it said it would be online. Pretty drive though.

Kasey Gathrite

Shelia Lindsey

Richard Figura

Toby Johnson

Very cool place awesome antiques to look at had a great time there as well as my family what recommend if you're in Old Fort to drop in and check out their store

Lynne Steppe

Michelle Gibbs

Great place to learn some history, needs more about the town itself and less about the county, it is in old fort,

David Shuler

Solo morning in Old Fort at Mountain Gateway Museum It was a solo trip down to Old Fort, NC to check out Mountain Gateway Museum. The museum has a couple of exhibits called, "A Thousand Words: Photographs by Vietnam Veterans" and "Inspiration in the Mountain: Writers & Western North Carolina" that I wanted to see. The exhibits were good. The staff was very kind and helpful. While not the biggest museum, it was full of charm and style that only be founds in the mountains of western NC. Just like the quaint little town of Old Fort, NC where the museum is located. The museum has a history of its own. It should be visited.

Ann Ludington

This was a quick stop. Denise was amazing and I loved exploring the old cabins on site as well as the Vietnam pictures and moonshine still inside.

Debra Salts

Cute little museum with friendly staff. Worth stopping for

Lenore Counsell

Vonnie Sheadel

Melissa Tatarski

Karen Tracy

Tammy McCrory

Alex S

Tammy Westall Royal Mckinney

Adam Boles

Zack Dysinger

Lots of neat, interesting facts and history of the early pioneers and starts of colonies.

Rosie Jackson

Trisha Jenkins

Rhonda Little

Real history with friendly knowledgeable folk. This site takes you back to the times they share. On Sundays folks show up to play mountain music. Love this place!

KevinHull Hull

Vanessa Phillips

Apple Wright

Mary Long

Back in time and wonderful place

Todd Touchberry

Well done for a small town. Glad we stopped by

N Kelly

A great little piece of history!

virginia Burton

Stephen Clair

Blake Lackey

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