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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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A Walk Through Time

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Franklin, North Carolina
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We toured the museum on 1-2-15 and thouroughly enjoyed it. Very inexpensive ( 6 bucks for adults) and one of the cleanest and organized museums I have visited. The lady at the front desk knows her history and is happy to answer your questions. 4 floors of exhibits with an elevator to move you between floors. There are some interactive... More 

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Cramerton, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

alot of good information and interesting things at this place. i went to a class and made a cigar box guitar. they host ghost tours in october if your into that type of thing.

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Richmond, Kentucky
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a great place to go to learn about the history of Mount Airy, and Surry County. I highly suggest students to go to this venue. It is educational. History right before your eyes is hard to beat.

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North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

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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230 reviews 230 reviews
87 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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