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The Andy Griffith Museum
Ranked #5 of 34 things to do in Mount Airy
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Andy Griffith's hometown of Mount Airy, North Carolina is home to the new Andy Griffith Museum. Come see the largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia collected by his friend Emmett Forrest. The collection features hundreds of items from the life and career of Andy Griffith in movies, television, and music as well as a variety of memorabilia. There are even actual props from The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock given by Andy Griffith himself. The collection also includes items donated by cast members and actors from The Andy Griffith Show, as well as a special exhibit on the career of actress and current Mount Airy resident Betty Lynn who played Thelma Lou. Admission to the Andy Griffith Museum also includes an exhibit on the Siamese Twins; a photography exhibit "Mount Airy to Mayberry," and the Old-Time Music Heritage Hall at the Historic Earle Theatre, all within walking distance of the museum. The Andy Griffith Museum is open 7 days a week. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Aiken, South Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed August 21, 2012

If you are a fan of the Andy Griffith Show or Matlock this museum is a must see. So many items of interest to view and enjoy, and this room was a walk down tv memory lane. Seeing the old hat Otis Campbell wore or the suit that Barney wore to dress up, just brought a smile to your face. My wife and I just TOTALLY enjoyed this place!

Visited August 2012
Thank David C
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Mayodan, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to learn more about Andy”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of memorabilia in the small building. They have an audio you can listen to or just browse the museum. Cost was $3 to browse or $5 with the audio. Quite a bargain!!

Visited August 2012
Thank seaves59
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Martinsville, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very interesting and informative”
Reviewed August 5, 2012

Lots of memorbilia and original stuff from the "Mayberry era" I know it was the Andy G's museum, but there was hardly nothing about Aunt B.

Visited July 2012
Thank Kermit K
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the visit”
Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

I actually learned a lot about Andy Griffith, the TV show, and movies he had been in. I learned there are lyrics to the theme song and that names of people and streets were from actual people and streets in Mount Airy. The exhibit on Chang and Eng Bunker, the famous Siamese twins, was interesting too. Not a bad site to visit especially for only $3 a person.

Thank Drillmstr
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Northwest Indiana
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2012

The museum was the highlight of our trip to Mt. Airy (and after getting a haircut at Floyds, lunch at Snappy and police car ride at Wally's that is really saying something). Wow it was really great seeing all of the pictures and clothing from the show. It was like turning time back. Also the charge was $3.00 per person so it has to be a labor of love. I can't recommend it enough. Thanks and hope to go back again.

Visited July 2012
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