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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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This museum has a lot of interesting things to see. Many of them were a surprise to me, and I live here. Definitely worth a visit, but take your time or you will miss some really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This museum has a lot of interesting things to see. Many of them were a surprise to me, and I live here. Definitely worth a visit, but take your time or you will miss some really neat stuff.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you like to know more about the place you visit, this is a very good museum. Lots of local history and how Mt. Airy and the surrounding area came to be.

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Mount Airy, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I have lived in Mt. Airy all of my life (except military and school). Recently went to the museum with out of town visitors and was stunned at all the memories that came flooding back. Gives a great history of our entire area. Highly recomend

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mount airy, nc
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great place to visit if you live in Mount Airy and if you don't. Great place for school field trips.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Incredible history of the area. I highly recommend this place for only a $6 admission. It's a real surprise in a small town. Adults and children will find things to interest them.

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Leola
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This museum had a bit of everything. Andy Griffith and Donna Fargo, both natives of the area had their special displays. There were many other items of note. One of the items which got my special attention was the display of the shoot out in court which happened over 100 years ago. I will leave the details out for you... More 

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Mentor, Ohio
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

A neat little museum of regional history and development of this area. Had information on the Mt Airy fire department with a couple of antique fire trucks on one level. Another level has history of when Indians occupied the area and the way life was then. The way settlers lived and their crops etc was another area. The top level... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This museum is very educational and lots of exhibits including Mount Airy's 3 original firetrucks, memorabilia of Andy Griffith and Donna Fargo along with very interesting artifacts of early Indian and pioneer life in the region of Mount Airy

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Interesting but a lot of exhibits were under construction. Some kid friendly things but the fireman pole was closed for repair and there was no train running on the beautiful train layout! 3rd floor kids area was not interesting to my 7 year old but would be good for younger kids.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The museum is very interactive except it needed to be updated. The (only) tv was from like 1995. Also the "temporary" exhibit was there both times I was there which is about a six month difference.

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Address: 301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Phone Number: (336) 786-4478
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Mount Airy

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