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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 #9 of 16 attractions in Mount Airy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Tallahassee, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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40 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

A group of older ladies traveling to Mt. Airy to spend the day. We happened to park in a space right at the museum. We had been on the road a good while and needed to eat lunch before taking in the sites. We thought the museum looked just what we would enjoy. We walked in to check it out... More

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Marietta, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Wanted to see all about the history of the area so stopped in while waiting on someone. The information was interesting and feel I learn something that day. The different areas were easy to see and read. The 3 fool was the tower of the clock on the building and you were able to see 360* view of the mountains... More

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Minden, Louisiana
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22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We loved going to all the museum in town.....this one is great don't miss it. So much information on the area....and done very well.

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Mebane, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I would be tempted to say that this is one of the nicest small museums I have every visited, however I can't. It's actually not that small..... It is however, quite attractive. The Mount Airy area has a wide variety of interesting historical features, and the museum covers most of them quite well, from the Native Saura people who once... More

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UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Coming from the UK, having married into an American family based in Mt Airy, I finally got the chance to visit the Museum of Regional History and find out a lot more about the development of this friendly town. This was a bonus visit, rather than a planned excursion, and will merit from a longer visit than I was able... More

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