We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

301 North Main Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030
(336) 786-4478
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #10 of 20 Attractions in Mount Airy
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
13 visitor photos
Write a Review

36 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    21
    14
    0
    0
    1
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Great Cacapon, West Virginia, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
34 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Tallahassee, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
46 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
North Carolina
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Morrisville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Marietta, Ohio
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Mount Airy Museum of Regional History also viewed

 

Been to Mount Airy Museum of Regional History? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Mount Airy Museum of Regional History, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing