The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

Susanna Pantas, Artist

 Mountain Gateway Museum
 & Heritage Center

Pen & Ink Drawings of Biltmore Estate, by Lee James Pantas

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   The Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center offers visitors an opportunity to learn about North Carolina’s mountain region. Exhibits, programs, and living history demonstrations depict area history from the earliest original inhabitants through the settlement period and into the twentieth century. The museum site includes a picnic area, amphitheater, two pioneer-era log cabins and the museum itself, all located on the banks of historic Mill Creek, a Catawba River tributary.

Website: Mountain Gateway Museum & Heritage Center
Old Fort NC
Distance: 45 minutes from Asheville
Address: 102 Water St., Old Fort, NC 28762
Telephone: 828-668-9259
Hours: Monday: 12 -5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sunday: 2-5 p.m.
Fees: None
Allow: 1 hour
Nearby: Old Fort Railroad Museum
Directions: From Asheville take I-40 East to Old Fort and get off at Exit 73 onto Catawba Avenue. Go left 2 blocks to Water Street.






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