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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

Address: 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Phone Number: (336) 786-4478
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Ranked #7 of 22 things to do in Mount Airy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History museums, Museums
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Type: History museums, Museums

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Franklin, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We toured the museum on 1-2-15 and thouroughly enjoyed it. Very inexpensive ( 6 bucks for adults) and one of the cleanest and organized museums I have visited. The lady at the front desk knows her history and is happy to answer your questions. 4 floors of exhibits with an elevator to move you between floors. There are some interactive... More 

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Cramerton, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

alot of good information and interesting things at this place. i went to a class and made a cigar box guitar. they host ghost tours in october if your into that type of thing.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a great place to go to learn about the history of Mount Airy, and Surry County. I highly suggest students to go to this venue. It is educational. History right before your eyes is hard to beat.

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North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I love history and genealogy. This museum is beautiful both inside and outside, and it has so many interesting artifacts!! The staff are always so nice and helpful!!! I love going to the gift shop to see what new maps and historical books they have. I have attended the genealogy classes that usually are held in February and March at... More 

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Brunswick, Md.
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175 reviews 175 reviews
63 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We have always passed this place by but I don't know why!!! FANTASTIC place to visit. Friendly, helpful folks greeting you. The self-guided tour of the museum is totally worth it. And don't miss the BELL TOWER LOOKOUT!!! On a clear day you truly can see forever.

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Great Cacapon, West Virginia, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This museum was the best thing in the town--it covered everything form 17th century to the present. 4 floors of very interesting information --tributes to Donna Fargo, Andy Griffith and conjoined twins that lived in the area at one time. Also a great exibit about the granet quarry in town. I couldn't have been more impressed with the displays. The... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had planned to visit Mount Airy on a raining Afternoon in August. We put on our rain ponchos and ventured out on the city streets. We found this gem. We paid the $6 admission and thought hmmm.....I hope it is worth at least it gets us out of the rain. We were pleasantly surprised. Lots of early history. We... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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63 reviews 63 reviews
7 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We were not planning to stop here, but glad we did. Lots of memorabilia from the 1700 and 1800 . Loved the fire trucks in the basement. You get a great view of Main St on the third floor. I would recommend this museum if you like to learn more about the history of NC. :-) Great job to the... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This was an unexpected visit. The museum was well laid out, the exhibits, while simple, were explained in great detail and gave a good sense of the history and geography of the place.

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Richmond, Virginia
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260 reviews 260 reviews
56 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Large museum with several floors but they do have an elevator. We spent about an hour and a half going through it, lots of interesting things to see and read about. We found the Andy Griffith and Donna Fargo exhibits really interesting. If in the area you definitely need to stop by.

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