We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

301 N Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3811
+1 336-786-4478
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Lots of history

This has a lot of history from the Andy Griffith days to the Matlock days. It has Andys guitar and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
B3033EEwilliamb
,
Gray Court, United States
Not to be missed.

A hidden jewel. And the folks are very knowledgeable. Don't miss it. Put the walking shoes on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
retiredmama1955
,
North Georgia
Read all 123 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
301 N Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3811
CONTACT
Website
+1 336-786-4478
Write a ReviewReviews (123)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"three floors"
in 6 reviews
"surrounding area"
in 8 reviews
"early settlers"
in 4 reviews
"clock tower"
in 5 reviews
"siamese twins"
in 10 reviews
"andy griffith"
in 22 reviews
"model train"
in 2 reviews
"native americans"
in 2 reviews
"vantage point"
in 2 reviews
"observation deck"
in 2 reviews
"climb the stairs"
in 2 reviews
"toy cars"
in 2 reviews
"surry county"
in 3 reviews
"small exhibit"
in 2 reviews
"granite quarry"
in 6 reviews
"on display"
in 5 reviews
"interesting things"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 123 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This has a lot of history from the Andy Griffith days to the Matlock days. It has Andys guitar and suit and many pictures.

Thank B3033EEwilliamb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago

A hidden jewel. And the folks are very knowledgeable. Don't miss it. Put the walking shoes on and head for some good old nostalgia...

Thank retiredmama1955
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Great great great place. Any question you have well here is where you’ll find the answer... wonderful displays of nothing but Mount Airy history. Very informative...

Thank leem3821
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Came here to learn a little bit about the area. Nicely done museum- run by very knowledgable staff. Ask them anything about the area and you'll learn lots- thank you Paul for explaining about the textile industry downturn. I think it would be interesting to...More

Thank Sue D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 March 2018

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History on Main Street has three floors filled with interesting area artifacts. One such exhibit provides information about the Saura Indians, a vanished tribe that once inhabited the region. A branch of the Sioux Indians, the Saura migrated to...More

1  Thank D2958ZXgarym
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Wow! What a neat little place tucked in the downtown area of Mt Airy! It’s 4 floors of interesting things from history of Mt Airy. The cost is very inexpensive. Definitely a must if you visit

1  Thank Priscilla C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Very good museum with great diversity of interests. All generations could find something interesting

1  Thank kristimelodirae
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 March 2018

The building itself is old and worthwhile looking at. Multiple floors with multiple attractions. My favorite is the miniature replica train room. The museum gives history of the entire region with exhibits about the siamese twins, the original indians, and lots of old pictures.

Thank HarvestDream
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Everyone knows Mt. Airy aka Mayberry as the home of Sheriff Andy. They incorporated a lot of Mt. Airy into Mayberry and unlike Asheville aka Altamont in Thomas Wolfe's Look Homeward Angel, the folks of Mt Airy have completely embraced the concept. As you stroll...More

Thank LKNCHOWHOUND
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 25 September 2017

It was a good museum of the history of the area, although disappointed by their representation of the Indigenous people, especially since the title of that small exhibit was "The Vanished People." We're not vanished, we're still here.

Thank Gina R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 8 hotels in Mount Airy
Knights Inn Mt Airy-Mayberry
86 reviews
1.67 km away
Mayberry Motor Inn
211 reviews
1.79 km away
Comfort Inn Mount Airy
208 reviews
2.40 km away
Hampton Inn Mount Airy
872 reviews
2.57 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Walker's Soda Fountain
344 reviews
.19 km away
Thailand Cafe
97 reviews
.81 km away
Old North State
123 reviews
.05 km away
Snappy Lunch
633 reviews
.26 km away
Nearby Attractions
Mayberry Spirits Distillery
92 reviews
.70 km away
Floyd's City Barbershop
356 reviews
.25 km away
The Mount Airy Visitors Center
345 reviews
.11 km away
Downtown Mt. Airy
330 reviews
.17 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
rrtong
2 September 2016|
Answer
Response from Kate R | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The Mount Airy Regional History Museum costs Adults $6 Seniors (65+) $5 and Students $4 The Andy Griffith Museum costs $6 and you can pay $2 more to rent an audio tour I don't know the cost of the Mule Rides but... More
0
Votes
rrtong
2 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Marcia S | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry. I don't remember. I would think it would be on their website. It was lovely, informative, and very interesting.
0
Votes