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The Andy Griffith Museum

218 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-4662
+1 336-786-7998
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Love Mayberry

The museum has gone under a major renovations it is so nice and love all of the shows real props... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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For Real Fans Only

Fortunately, I am a fan. If you were not, you may not be interested in spending more than 10-15... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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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  • Poor4%
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218 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-4662
+1 336-786-7998
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The museum has gone under a major renovations it is so nice and love all of the shows real props and the screens they have! I just wished they could do the same thing for the other museum for the twins! But a must see...More

Thank 61tammyt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fortunately, I am a fan. If you were not, you may not be interested in spending more than 10-15 minutes here. It's too bad that the curators of this museum have not been able to procure more pieces of the show. Don't get me wrong...there...More

Thank jbesselm
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museaum is small and the line noves a little slow because there is alot to read. There is allot of Ideams that Andy gave his friend for safe keeping in hopes that there is a museaum, so they both has a dream that came...More

Thank bjsmusic
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little disappointed with the Andy Griffith Museum. There's not that much there....a rocking chair his dad made for his mom, his high school graduation picture, a few posters from his movies, a few costumes from the Andy Griffith Show, a few scripts,...More

Thank Kim P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum was under renovation when we we there so the exhibits were spread out. It's not overpriced so we didn't feel ripped off, but there really wasn't much there. Overall though the drive to Mt Airy is definitely worth it.

Thank 961daleh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For fans of the Andy Griffith show this is a must see. There are a lot of exhibits that will bring back memories. We take guest there all the time and not one has been disappointed. Everyone loves this place!!!

Thank rojolly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum just reopened a day before our visit after a makeover. The story of Andy's life and career are captured in an interesting fashion and the collection includes his sheriff's shirt and Barney's salt and pepper suit, Andy's Matlock suit, and a number of...More

Thank SilverStar092
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to the museum (our second). We also visted the museum last year with our grandchildren. The museum has several artifacts from Andy's career and his homelife. The woman at the reception desk was very nice and very...More

Thank R4833EBdavidm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened upon Mount Airy, NC during a drive up the Blue Ridge Parkway. We started our visit in this quaint little town with the museum. There was a lot of construction that you have to look over. After you pay for your tickets...More

Thank brewer888
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 floors but only the top was like museum ( had probably 8) exhibits featuring a few props from show and like 4 costumes wore on the show. One little exhibit on Andy's life. Was done in 25 minutes. Then onto what they called more....More

Thank Triptakersouth
Abigail L, Director of Collections & Exhibitions at The Andy Griffith Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The museum consists of the largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia covering his recording, film, and television career. On exhibit, we have five costumes from "The Andy Griffith Show" cast members; which also includes Andy Griffith's direct gift of the sheriff shirt he wore on...More

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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.