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Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

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Address: 301 N Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-3811
Phone Number: (336) 786-4478

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Nice Museum!

Museum has 3 levels and at a $6 price tag make sure you don't miss it. Worth the price and your time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Clermont, Florida
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Clermont, Florida
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Museum has 3 levels and at a $6 price tag make sure you don't miss it. Worth the price and your time.

Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This one gem repaid the ten dollars we spent on our horse and wagon tour tenfold. Without the knowledgeable folks aboard that wagon, we probably never have known that this delightful museum even existed. Within, the exhibits seem to us to convey the Mayberry spirit so much better than the cardboard cutouts of Andy and Barney. Two charming and gracious... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have visited several times, never tire of going. It's three floors and just spectacular items and information available. Self guided so you can look all you want to. Staff is very friendly and the price is reasonable.

1 Thank Pamela W
Athens, Georgia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Very interesting place to visit. It is 3 floors of history of this area of North Carolina. We even saw a picture of a friend in the Blues section. His name is Neal Pattman and he was a one arm harmonic player. I have memories and a CD with Neal's music

1 Thank Charles W
Swansboro, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Outstanding displays of local history including the people, culture, geography, and economy of the area. Railroad exhibit, old cars, and firetruck display are particularly good! Must see!

1 Thank Dennis B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

A lot of things to go thru in this place.. You have old firetrucks, history of the area is explained very well.

1 Thank Dakota-boy1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a surprisingly large museum for this little town with information on prehistory, the granite industry, local history and of course Mt. Airy's four most famous people: Andy Griffith, Donna Fargo and Chang and Eng.

1 Thank hydrajor
Jasper, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We actually went in wanting to see where the Andy Museum was. The man that greeted us was more than happy to tell us. He also told us about what was inside this museum. He told us enough that got our interest up not to mention the kids. It was really interesting. The kids loved the hands on things they... More 

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Mount Airy, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Mount Airy, home of Andy Griffith and the model for his Mayberry, has a much deeper and varied history. Something this museum highlights effectively. They touch on just about everything in the region, from the wild life and geologic forces that are in evidence with the granite quarry and Pilot Mountain to the people who've shown such musical talent, so... More 

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Lake Villa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We were fortunate enough to have our entry fee taken care of for us. We would have visited regardless. The museum is small enough to see in a couple of hours without brain overload. The subjects covered were geographic history, cultural issues, a tower with interpretation of what the view entailed in all directions and more. We throughly enjoyed our... More 

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