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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

301 N Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3811
+1 336-786-4478
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Boy oh boy this has everything there is to know of Mount Airy

Great great great place. Any question you have well here is where you’ll find the answer... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
leem3821
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Woodhaven, Michigan
Good overview of area.

Came here to learn a little bit about the area. Nicely done museum- run by very knowledgable... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Sue D
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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301 N Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3811
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+1 336-786-4478
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"three floors"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
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Reviewed 30 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

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Reviewed 27 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
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank kristimelodirae
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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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Great museum of local history. Don't miss the view from the clock tower. Wonderful 360-degree of surrounding mountains and the town.

Thank lesleydg2017
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Really enjoyed browsing through this well planned out and interesting museum. Especially liked looking at all of the miniature cars.

Thank Ronjo2017
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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
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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.
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