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The Andy Griffith Museum

218 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-4662
+1 336-786-7998
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It was nice, fun, good people but honestly takes less then an hour and was expensive given how... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Nice contribute to Andy Griffith. Kid friendly, handycap accessibly. Lots to learn here about Andy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Princeton, West Virginia
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Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina is home to the new Andy Griffith Museum. Come see the largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia collected by his friend Emmett Forrest. The collection features hundreds of items from the life and career of Andy Griffith in movies, television, and music as well as a variety of memorabilia. There are even actual props from The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock given by Andy Griffith himself. The collection also includes items donated by cast members and  actors from The Andy Griffith Show, as well as a special exhibit on the career of actress and current Mount Airy resident Betty Lynn who played Thelma Lou. Admission to the Andy Griffith Museum also includes an exhibit on the Siamese Twins; a photography exhibit "Mount Airy to Mayberry," and the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Historic Earle Theatre, all within walking distance of the museum. The Andy Griffith Museum is open 7 days a week. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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218 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-4662
+1 336-786-7998
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was nice, fun, good people but honestly takes less then an hour and was expensive given how small it was. If you’re here for the whole Andy Griffith experience it is a must do but the filling station and courthouse is better if you’re...More

Thank rawband
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice contribute to Andy Griffith. Kid friendly, handycap accessibly. Lots to learn here about Andy Griffith. Restroom available as you go in. Beautiful statue in front of building. Had a nice time watching clips of the Andy Griffith show also. Easy to find location

Thank M1849IAtammyc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This first visit to Mount Airy was very enjoyable and relaxing. We anxiously went to the museum and found it inexpensive, informative, and enjoyable. Being both Andy Griffith and Mayberry fans, we found this interesting and entertaining. This gave insight into both the personal life...More

Thank barthur11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We grew up watching Andy and enjoyed learning more at the museum. We learned Mayberry was named after a general store near where we live in Virginia. Yes, we bought t-shirts!

Thank MLGreene66
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must stop for Andy fans. Lots of new things since I last was in area a few years back. Also had a good little exhibit on Betty Lynn and Eng and Chang, the Siamese twins who settled in Mt Airy. Good photo op at the...More

Thank flamingo66
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As long time Andy fans, we had to visit his museum. I found it very interesting to learn about him, his early life in Mt Airy, his celebrity life as well as his love of Dare County. I also enjoyed learning about the others in...More

Thank skwh310
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose there isn't much you can do with a museum dedicated to a TV show. The items on display were interesting and I was happy to support their efforts in honoring the show and Andy Griffith. They did not have a souvenir shop, which...More

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My kids are not big fans of Andy....typical teenagers. I was amazed how interested they became as we went through the museum. My parents went with us and they loved it. My kids were fascinated by the Siamese twins section. We all had so much...More

Thank epfanMeadowBridge_WV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its a great little museum of all the things Andy did from records to Mayberry to Matlock. very cool to see.

Thank blondie613
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun little museum. Nice modern building, also has a section for “Thelma Lou” and a rather odd section on a pair of Siamese Twins that settled in the area, Eng and Chang Bunker.

Thank Jim N
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Frances F
24 June 2017|
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Response from Abigail L | Property representative |
Only certified medical assistance animals are allowed in the museum.
Janette L
30 May 2017|
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Response from Ron H | Reviewed this property |
They did not know at the time of our visit when they would be done. I suggest you call the museum before your visit.