Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center, Old Fort – North Carolina Thursdays September 24, 2020

For this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post, I decided to look around Marion, McDowell County. There were a number of places that looked interesting. I went with Mountain Gateway Museum and Heritage Center I felt it was a good choice for this week’s North Carolina Thursdays post. According to the website, it’s open.

Official Website:



Mondays: Closed

Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sundays: Closed

We are closed on the following state holidays for 2020:

January 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

April 10: Good Friday

May 25: Memorial Day

September 07: Labor Day

November 11: Veteran’s Day

November 26 and 27: Thanksgivig

December 24, 25, and 26: Christmas

January 01, 2021: New Year’s Day

Tour Groups

For school and group tours contact the House of Flags at 828-894-5640 or email


PO Box 1090, Columbus, NC 28722

33 Gibson Street in Columbus, N.C.

Phone: 828-894-5640

Admission: Admission to the museum’s exhibits and most programs is free, however donations are appreciated. Some special exhibits and programs do have charges. Please call (828) 668-9259 for more information.

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Past North Carolina Thursdays posts:

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