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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

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Address: 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Phone Number: (336) 786-4478
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nice museum

When you leave the museum you will know much more history about Mt. Airy and the back country of northwestern NC. Did you know the original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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854 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 735 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you leave the museum you will know much more history about Mt. Airy and the back country of northwestern NC. Did you know the original Siamese twins, Eng and Chang, were from here? Don't come here wanting to learn a lot about Andy Griffith (grew up here). They don't really have much about him. They actually have more of... More 

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Thank cheryl h
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127 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

History lovers should enjoy this fine regional history museum. In three floors it tells the history of the area from early days to the present. There is also a bonus viewing area on the top level that lets one see all the way to Pilot Mountain. I learned some interesting things about cotton and tobacco, moon shining and Donna Fargo.... More 

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Thank TundraJayco
Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A good overview of the history of the area with special collections For example a collection of more than 2,800 replica toy cars and trucks over the decades. Also a nice view of the area

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Thank adventurejfb
Texarkana, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This museum is very well done and run by folks that want you to enjoy the culture and history. Lots of displays and explanations on what the surrounding area was like throughout history - and photos of Andy growing up. We had a great time here!

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Thank Phillip C
Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

If you are a fan of Andy Griffith and or the show you will love visiting the museum.They have alot of Andy memorabilia, from his life and the show.Absolutely worth a visit.

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Thank Wayne D
Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

no matter what floor you walk on, you will be amazed at all the culture from the area.....great place hard working employees

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Thank AngelaNolfo
North Augusta, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Really good displays of local and regional history. All exhibits are accurately done. I have seen many of these small museums, but never one like this.

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Thank Wayne J
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Excellent way to grasp very complete knowledge of the early days of Mt. Airy and the surrounding countryside. We left an half hour abut should have allowed more time. Staff, very friendly and informative!

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Thank Wm B
Mount Airy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This was my 4th visit. Never get tired of touring here. The admission is great and there are 4 levels to tour plus an area for kids to explore and learn. Highly recommend touring the museum if you are in the area. There is more to Mount Airy than just Mayberry.

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Thank Valerie P
Lower Michigan
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457 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Didn't take long to go thru. Interesting but it was $6. There were some vey nice displays. Good to do on a rainy day. Located in downtown.

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