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The Andy Griffith Museum
Ranked #8 of 35 things to do in Mount Airy
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I’m a huge fan of the Andy Griffith Show but this “museum” was a big disappointment. Bottom Line: $8 each to see some pictures!!

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Abigail L, Director of Collections & Exhibitions at The Andy Griffith Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

I am so sorry you feel this way. Did you see Andy's original sheriff shirt, Barney's salt-and-pepper suits, Goober's pinstripe suit and work clothes, as well as various other items given directly from cast members from "The Andy Griffith Show"? The museum discusses the life and career of Andy Griffith, so we have hundreds of items related to his life here in Mount Airy, as well as throughout his recording, Broadway, film and television career.

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"his life"
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"on display"
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

My daughter and I stopped by Mt Airy on our way to the beach this year. Since I grew up watching Andy Griffith, I had to stop by to see the museum. It's a nice tribute to Andy Griffith. The statue of Andy and Opie Taylor stands outside the museum. The tour is self guided and took maybe 20 minutes. Definitely a great place to stop although definitely not a destination. I had fun looking at the memorabilia and taking photos.

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Reviewed 8 June 2018

We decided to visit this museum while passing through the area and we're glad we did! It showcased some very interesting history of Andy Griffith himself and other shows and movies he starred in besides The Andy Griffith Show. There were also interesting displays about other actors on that show and some great memorabilia from The Andy Griffith Show. The admission price of $8 for adults was very reasonable and even included admission to a museum next door. Museum is fairly modern and is neat and well presented. Your kids probably wouldn't enjoy this stop much, but most adults of a certain age likely will! We probably spent about an hour and a half to two hours here, though it could be done quicker than that if you have less time.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

A nostalgic quick trip down memory lane. Nothing fancy just a small Andy Griffith museum of memories of when the times seemed much more family friendly. Probably more interesting to us baby boomers than any other generation.
Many main street antique and old time themed shops to spend much more time at. We would go back just for the shops downtown.

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

The items and video clips are wonderful. Do not miss any of it including the Siamese twin part of the museum..Fascinating. My second time in a few years. wonderful memorabilia.]

1  Thank charellen
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