Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

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Misha00
Aiken, SC79 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
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 museum curator!
Written August 9, 2014
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Janet W
Hiawassee, GA29 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
I was pleasantly surprised at the cleanliness and organization of this museum. There are several collections covering the history of the area, living as an indigenous person, as a settler, as a farmer growing tobacco, railroad history and a variety of child friendly exhibits, too. Lots of reading, but everything was well thought out. And the upstairs exhibits on Donna Fargo and other local celebs were tasteful and interesting.

The museum currently has a baby dinosaur exhibit on loan that was very interesting.

Don't miss the collection of 1700 toy cars. That was my favorite part. I loved matchbox cars as a child and this was matchbox and way more.
Written June 16, 2017
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PCagle4
Franklin, North Carolina148 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
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 exhibits and a hands on area for the younger kids. If you are interested in the history of the area and not just Andy Griffith and Mayberry, you will definitely enjoy this stroll through history.
Written January 2, 2015
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Ned K
Franklin, NC714 contributions
May 2021
This is a wonderful museum, lots of great exhibits on 4 floors including the basement. Native American and early settlers exhibits. Also, information about the largest open-face granite in the world are some of the many exhibits. The basement houses some of the original fire trucks that Mt Airy had.
Written June 6, 2021
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razzy_10
Charlotte, NC8 contributions
May 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 to
A group of older ladies traveling to spend the day in Mt. Airy. We so happened in a parking space by the museum. Since we had traveled a good while we wanted lunch before seeing the town. we decided to check out to the museum so we could
plan our after lunch adventure. Three of us ladies take blood pressure medicine and for those of you that also take blood pressure medicine you know what that means. An emergency run to the restroom.as we walked in One lady just could not wait another second and ask for the restroom and walked on around the corner. I then asked some questions about the museum, told her we plan to go eat lunch and then all 6 of us would be back. I said I do really need to use the restroom do you mind? She said she was sorry but she was not allowed to let people use the restroom but if we promised to come back she guessed it would be okay this time. When I walked away the others overheard her telling another lady working, do not let anyone else use the restroom. I truly hope this woman never finds herself in a situation really being in need to use a restroom and not being able to. The others turned around and left and when I came out and heard that I truly was not welcome to use the restroom in an emergency situation, when I did plan to return, or even if I didn't I was truly shocked. We decided we would not return to the museum. I know tissue and soap cost money and it probably is a rule but emergencies do happen and I would wish a town that promotes and survives on tourism would be more welcoming. I really would have loved to visit the museum but honestly was
embarrassed to return after feeling like a criminal
Written May 25, 2014
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susanelaine
Missouri87 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
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 came away with lots of family history information. The gift shop had good books including a cheap poster that showed the location of the land grants in Surry County. The volunteer and the curator were most helpful. Great stop!
Written August 25, 2014
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Bryon P
Toronto, Canada138 contributions
Nov 2021
First Museum that we went to. If you are into History of the Area and development than this was the place to visit.
Written December 7, 2021
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Katie
3 contributions
Jun 2020
Just FYI you have to make reservations in advance to do this with covid 19. They are limiting the visitors through it.
Written June 21, 2020
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Berlin523
Berlin, Germany51 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Had a good time but had to run thru it. (had limited time)
I would go back, not expensive, very clean, and good exibits
Written January 8, 2019
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dancer62va
Norfolk, VA457 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
We stopped by on a whim. It was very interesting and very informative. Had a wonderful time touring each floor and learning alot about the area.
Written June 4, 2017
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