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Mountain Gateway Museum

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Address: Old Fort, NC
Phone Number: 828-668-9259
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The museum contains many items that relate to mountain life.

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A bit of appalation history

A small two story museum with friendly people. There are cabins etc to look into along with the regular museum type things.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2016
Sandy O
Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
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Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A small two story museum with friendly people. There are cabins etc to look into along with the regular museum type things.

Thank Sandy O
North Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

i enjoyed the traveling 1916 Flood exhibit. I found the staff to be friendly and knowledgable. The museum is small but packed with a great collection. The two historic log cabin outside are alone worth a visit. I will return.

Thank Fast F
Old Fort, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a small museum but well worth the time. Be sure to watch the video. I loved walk around and looking in the cabins.

Thank Gwen_LM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

This museum is very well done. It's quite small, and the whole thing can be done in about 30 minutes. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed exhibits about desegregation in western Carolina, the spread of the availability of electricity in western Carolina, and the traditional medicinal uses of plants and herbs, among other things. There appeared to be... More 

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Perkasie, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful museum with a thoughtful staff. The movie touches on over 200 years of history and the artifacts tie everything together. Two historic cabins show you how folks used to live in the area.

Thank Ed W
North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This had been on my list for a long time, and I am glad I finally stopped in. There are two temporary exhibits: one about the Spanish explorers who made it to the middle of Noth Carolina looking for a fast route to the Mexican silver mines. Archeologists are digging each summer to expand our knowledge of their presence. The... More 

Thank Noel78
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We always saw the sign for the Mountain Gateway Museum whenever we visited relatives in Black Mountain, N.C. but we never stopped. This time we had some extra time and I'm so glad we stopped. We weren't even sure what type of museum it was until we went inside. There are interesting artifacts from the pioneers of the area. You... More 

Thank Sally M
Morehead City, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We visited this location to have family pictures taken with my kids. It is beautiful. Quaint old building, small outdoor ampitheatre, babbling creek with old bridge. Nice place to sit and relax and enjoy nature or let your kids splash in the creek.

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a visitors information area and saw a sign and took the exit. We literally stumbled upon the museum and fell in love. Quiet streams and old cabins and unique things to look at. Wished we had more time. A must visit. After the curvy highway roads it was a very welcomed stop.

Thank VWilkins1
Waycross, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great off the main drag but well worth it. This is a quaint little town with small but interesting museums. The lady in Mountain Gateway Museum was most informative. She answered all of out questions and told us the history of the town. If you're looking for a place that is pleasant and unrushed, out of the touristy towns, this... More 

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