Mayberry Trading Post

Mayberry Trading Post, Meadows of Dan: Hours, Address, Mayberry Trading Post Reviews: 4.5/5

Mayberry Trading Post
4.5
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Brian D
Denver, CO2,029 contributions
May 2022
Fun place to visit. The store pretty much has everything. Jeans, t-shirts, artwork, jams, snacks, beverages, books, souvenirs and....much, much more. In the back you'll find an old postal office with the original mail recipients boxes still standing. The staff is super friendly. Unfortunately, they don't take credit cards, so be prepared with cash. There is an ATM a couple of miles away, but you'll have to make time to get to the ATM and return to the store to complete your purchase. On top of everything else, this makes for a great photo opportunity as well. You don't find many old, still functioning businesses like this any more.
Written May 27, 2022
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Robert H
Lynchburg, VA222 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
The real "Mayberry " old 100+ year old store just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Where the name Mayberry originated from in the Andy Griffith Show. Mt Airy gets the glory but this was the place. Older lady with plenty of tales and loves to share them. Interesting items in the store as you browse around. Nothing like the feeling of being in a part of history with someone who enjoys seeing you excited to see it!!
Written July 20, 2021
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Vicki A
Brunswick, Md.1,353 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Even when it was pouring rain outside and we had to slush through a ton of water to get inside the store, it was still fun to visit and I am so glad we did. A friendly gal, Peggy, was so friendly and willing to share a lot of fun history about the store. We bought a book about the store and it was signed by the author. And, just so happens, the author came into the store. Fun little visit there.
Written October 26, 2018
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Giggy
East Coast259 contributions
Mar 2015 • Couples
This historic trading post has so much potential but is in desperate need of a facelift. The attendant was very friendly and helpful but the layout and merchandise were less than appealing. Poorly lit, stocked, and with limited offerings. Very disappointing.
Written April 1, 2015
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Rick B
Round Rock, TX1,217 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
When you travel the Blue Ridge Parkway from Fancy Gap north as you near the Meadows of Dan keep an eye out on the right. Through the trees you will see The Mayberry Trading Post. It is on Mayberry Church Road which runs parallel to the Parkway. STOP HERE! There is a great collection of antique smalls, cold drinks (non alcoholic) Tee Shirts at the best prices on this part of the parkway, and the nicest young lady running the place. the building has housed the trading post since 1892 and it has been run by the same family all this time. the young lady will give you a detailed history of this structure and it's proprietors. It also used to be the post office for the original Mayberry and you thought it was in North Carolina. But alas the original Mayberry is actually in Virginia and this young lady will proudly tell you so. Cheap prices but beware! Show up with cash money they don't do credit or debit cards. Very historic place and very friendly staff. Also right up the road (Mayberry Church Road not the parkway) is a pretty scenic old church which is named ....you guessed it the Mayberry Presbyterian Church. Worth a look if you have the time
Written July 23, 2017
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Laura H
Orangeburg, SC212 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
We've passed the Mayberry Trading Post several times on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but didn't think it was open. Well, it is. Daily, including Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm. Mayberry Virginia was (is?) a real place, not far from Mount Airy NC, Andy Griffith's hometown. The Trading Post has served this rural community for many, many years. It is very close to famous Mabry Mill (the family's original name was Mayberry, earlier shortened to Mabry).

Inside, you will find some antiques, homemade dolls, afghans, and other crafts, jellies & jams & pickles & relishes. Also postcards, souvenir & historical books, just about anything under the sun.

Next trip, we'll be stopping in again, for sure.
Written April 30, 2017
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Lee G
52 contributions
Jun 2018
We stopped in one day for a soda and a snack. The young lady behind the counter gave us the history on the store. It seems it once was the local post office, then a general store. The place has been in the same family since it opening in the 1800's
Written June 24, 2018
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Jeff W
Morristown, TN132 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Enjoyed looking around this place. Lots of old fashion memories & stuff that modern stores don't sell. Also offers snacks and drinks.
Quick trip to the past.
Written September 6, 2017
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Hoteladvisor88
North Carolina52 contributions
Jun 2016 • Couples
Love this place. The owner is so friendly and loves to talk. I met a couple last time making homemade apple butter and spent a good hour watching and talking to them, they were so nice. The store has affordable gifts, t-shirts, homemade items it is a definite stop you have got to make!
Written June 22, 2016
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lovwnature
5 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
This was a cute old store, very similar to what store use to be like. The lady there was very nice. We bought sone old saws someone had just brought in to sell. There wasn't much concerning Andy griffith, but right off the parkway .
Written June 14, 2016
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Mayberry Trading Post is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM