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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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Thanks to the people of Mt. Airy and Surry County for putting together such a great museum

Everyone knows Mt. Airy aka Mayberry as the home of Sheriff Andy. They incorporated a lot of Mt... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Cornelius NC
Good Museum~

It was a good museum of the history of the area, although disappointed by their representation of... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Gina R
Bend, Oregon
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301 N Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3811
+1 336-786-4478
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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

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
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
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
Reviewed 14 September 2017

There's four floors to explore and if you are unable to climb the stairs they have a elevator. Each floor was a different part of the local history and is laid out as nice as I've ever experienced and the people are truly nice and...More

Thank mac501st
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We spent about 2-3 hours looking in the museum. There are so many different things covered in there. The history of the area, farming, granite working, railroad history and so much more. We loved seeing the train replication and the old grocery store. I loved...More

Thank Sunny0807
Reviewed 28 July 2017

This Museum does not look very big from the out side , but it 4 floors to it. took us 3 1/2 hours . Very interesting for all ages. They had a dino exhibit and childrens room too.Lots of cool information like the first join...More

1  Thank ddevito001
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

This museum works very hard at bringing exciting exhibits to our town. The space is kept beautifully and changed exhibits ever so often. "Mayberry" history is only a small part of the great discoveries you'll find here.

1  Thank MillsMama
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and organization of this museum. There are several collections covering the history of the area, living as an indigenous person, as a settler, as a farmer growing tobacco, railroad history and a variety of child friendly exhibits, too....More

2  Thank Janet W
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We stopped by on a whim. It was very interesting and very informative. Had a wonderful time touring each floor and learning alot about the area.

2  Thank dancer62va
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2 September 2016|
Response from Kathy 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
2 September 2016|
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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.