The 10 Best Things to Do in Old Fort, United States

July 28, 2017 Harland Bartelt

Old Fort in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Waterfalls. Discover best things to do in Old Fort with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Old Fort

1. Catawba Falls

Catawba River Road, Old Fort, NC 28762
Excellent
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4.5 based on 86 reviews

Catawba Falls

Reviewed By D2958ZXgarym - King, United States

Catawba Falls is near Old Fort, North Carolina. Although the fall has been here for thousands of years, what makes it "new" is that only just recently -- within the past ten years -- has it been accessible to the public for viewing. Although the fall itself is within national forest land, access to it was on private property. That has now changed, and a developed trail leading to Catawba Falls is now a permanent part of the Pisgah National Forest.

The 2.5-mile round-trip walking trail is a moderately-strenuous hike through the woods culminating with the very picturesque falls. They have a "forest primeval" look about them. Treat yourself to one of the lesser-seen Carolina cascades -- you'll be glad you did!

2. Mountain Gateway Museum

24 Water Street, Old Fort, NC 28762 +1 828-668-9259
Excellent
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4.5 based on 29 reviews

Mountain Gateway Museum

The museum contains many items that relate to mountain life.

Reviewed By Sandy O - Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States

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

3. Andrews Geyser

Old Fort, NC
Excellent
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3.5 based on 54 reviews

Andrews Geyser

Recently restored, the geyser is located about five miles from town.

Reviewed By hcross888 - South Carolina

Andrews is not a geyser as there is no thermal geological activity in this part of the country. That being said, this is a high fountain that does look like a geyser. It is a pretty little park with a couple picnic tables along a mountain stream. It would be a great place for a picnic and a great place to let the kids run off some energy. (However I don't think it is worth going out of your way to see.

78 Catawba Ave, Old Fort, NC 28762-8920 +1 828-668-1100
Excellent
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Arrowhead Gallery and Studios

Reviewed By satorigal - Marion, North Carolina

Local artists sell beautiful works from pottery, paintings, and wood working to smaller artistic treasures for most every pocket book. The work is as nice as at the folk art center on the parkway, but is in a much smaller studio! The art changes so I go back just to see what they have and always wish I had more dollars to spend.

5. Old Fort Picnic Area

Old Fort, NC
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Old Fort Picnic Area

Reviewed By DeeDeeNC070 - Greenville, North Carolina

Just off of I40, the downtown picnic area at Old Fort, NC is the best place to kick off your mountain vaca. Especially if your kids need a break before you hit the Asheville area, this is a great small and safe place to park, picnic, and kick back in the middle of Old Fort. Follow the signs to the Mountain Gateway Museum to find it. Technically this area joins the grounds of the museum but has signs that indicate a city park. The park is open when the museum is not -- like 6 pm on a summer Saturday. It is FREE place to enjoy. There is an informal small amplitheatre and a lush grassy area under the trees. Best of all kids, teens, and adults can enjoy playing in a cool shallow mountain stream. My kids always remember this as a part of our mountain memories. Take your camera out here for great photos. Old Fort is about 24 miles east of Asheville, NC.

For a photo, visit this website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/visitnc/5734260257/

6. Davidson's Fort Historic Park

Old Fort, NC 28762 +1 828-668-4831
Excellent
59%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Davidson's Fort Historic Park

Davidson's Fort was built in 1776 by North Carolina Militia soldiers for the defense of settlers against the Cherokees. How is Davidson's Fort Historic Park supported today? Davidson's Fort is owned and operated by a nonprofit organization, Davidson's Fort Historic Park, Inc. Its oversight lies with the Board of Directors, the members of which serve as volunteer staff and have been responsible for a great deal of the work done to build the site. Davidson's Fort is funded entirely by private funds from grants and donations; it receives no state or federal funding. We are pleased to inform the public that a Docent will be at Davidson's Fort on Saturdays from 9am to noon to give information about our history. Each third Saturday a Colonial Living History will be presented with hands on demonstrations of the 18th Century. This event will have a gate admission of $2.00 per person 6 and older. Major events will be presented 4 times a year, please see our Web Site for more detail. As always the fort is available for viewing and photographing 7 days a week. For group tours or to book the Fort for your special event please contact us through Face Book Davidson's Fort Historic Park

Reviewed By Wisinc99

We got up on a Saturday looking for something to do with our 8 year old that didn't have anything to do with electronics and didn't cost a ton... We googled local events and found Davidsons fort in old fort NC. Price was good and it was 20 mins down the road. Figured we'd give it a try. They had several exhibits that were either hands on or were live events such as archery and firing real colonial guns! No waiting in lines you just walked up to one of the "Pioneers" and asked! We stayed about and hour. Knowledge of the history of the fort and area were great. Got a short history lesson which was entertaining and fun.. Our 8 year old sat and listens for the 20 mins. If you get a chance to go it was 12.00 for myself, husband and our son money well spent and good family time together!

7. Old Fort Monument

Old Fort, NC
Excellent
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4 based on 12 reviews

Old Fort Monument

A monument commemorating the border between the Catawba and the Cherokee Indians.

Reviewed By allenriverford28036 - Davidson, North Carolina

If you are looking for a step back in time Old Fort MTN Music on Firday night is a HOOT.... and the price of admission is right on...FREE. Muscian come out of the hills and vallies and it is a toe tapping good experience. Fiddles, banjos, etc and the cloggers of the community make it a unique event. Now, it is not the Grand Old Opera, but the music my family played sitting around the fire or on in the yard. Make sure you get raffle tickets for the cake. My wife won it this last week end and it was a great coconut cake. This event is just over the mountain from Black Mountain and Asheville. It is only on Friday night and is located by the Fire Department. No way to get lost. One red town....just look for the cars. Enjoy the mountain culture of music, cloggers and down home folk of NC. The monument is right by the building too......

8. Old Fort Railroad Museum

Old Fort, NC
Excellent
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4 based on 12 reviews

Old Fort Railroad Museum

Many items from the old railroading days are featured at the museum.

Reviewed By Debrakellygreene - Lenoir, North Carolina

I love Old Fort in general. I go there occasionally to play music on Friday nights. We got there one evening in time to go to the museum. There are great things to view and it is worth seeing this museum. Railroad buffs would especially enjoy this place. djkgc

9. Grant's Indian Museum

Old Fort, NC
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3 based on 2 reviews

Museum houses more than 150,000 Native American artifacts, some dating back to 8000 BC.

Reviewed By drvuswld - Florida/North Carolina

I could spend hours here...you learn a great deal more than you thought and truly appreciate all the beauty you see

10. The Catawba Angler

Old Fort, NC 28762
The Catawba Angler

The Catawba Angler is a fly fishing guide service that specializes in catching trout and smallmouth bass around Asheville, NC. With half and full day trip offerings, we can customize your trip into an experience of a lifetime. From targeting native brook trout in the Pisgah National Forest to smallmouth bass on the French Broad River, we are your go to guide service for making memories on the FLY.

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