About Us

Our Mission

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 to assist people in understanding how the past influences the present.

We're part of a larger family

The Mountain Gateway Museum is part of the Division of State History Museums in the Office of Archives and History of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Covid-19 Measures

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has posted a special site about COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus. For updates, please visit the North Carolina COVID-19 Dashboard.

For assistance about COVID-19, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162. Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211.

Face masks are optional for visitors inside the museum (starting March 7, 2022).