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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 786-4478
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Ranked #5 of 7 Attractions in Mount Airy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

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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58 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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253 reviews 253 reviews
55 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I found this museum as I was taking a Darker Side of Mayberry Walking Tour that started here. The museum is big with four levels so make sure you give yourself enough time to explore it. An elevator takes you to each level so it is wheelchair accessible. There are hands on sections for children that seemed to be enjoyed... More

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North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is worth the stop and the money- 4 floors and a nice kids area, with dress up and places to play. I highly recommend it.

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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65 reviews 65 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I enjoyed visiting this museum over Memorial Day Weekend. It was fun to learn more about the local history through the exhibits. It would've been nice to see a little bit about Andy Griffith at this location, although there's a separate museum dedicated to him. After dinner, we enjoyed the historic ghost tour (walking tour of the... More

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