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“Small Room With Random Pictures”

The Andy Griffith Museum
Ranked #5 of 36 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.
Reviewed November 17, 2012

We spent about a half hour studying many of the old photos and documents that line the walls of this small museum. Since they were not labeled and since they were not overly organized, we found ourselves making the best of the randomness. We did find our time well spent and interesting. But, I would characterize the experience as less of a museum and more of an informal collection.

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed a stop here while on our honeymoon. The admission price was only $3.00 so we could hardly go wrong. Before paying, there is a room with props and cutouts of Andy and some of the stars that you can take pictures with. Once entering the main room of the museum, there is no photography allowed.

Many papers, photos, and awards line the walls, but we enjoyed seeing the original suits that Barney and Otis wore as well as Andy's Matlock suit and some of the original signs and props from the show.

There is a television playing Andy Griffith Show episodes and a small but nice gift shop area with books and memorabilia. Outside is the awesome statue that TV Land donated of Andy and Opie heading to the fishing hole.

Also included is admission to a Siamese Twin exhibit with information on the twins that lived in Mount Airy. It is small but very interesting.

This was a great stop during our tour of Mount Airy.

Thank Topspeedunknown
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

Mt. Airy is full on Mayberry memories and themes of fond TV shows. Worth at least one trip in your life if you like Andy Griffith.

Thank Bille3
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The museum was very interesting. It had lots of pictures and sets from the Andy Griffith show. Fun photo props, too. I love the Andy Griffith show and this made me feel close to my childhood. The whole town is like walking back in time.

Thank Wendy B
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We enjoyed all the persoanl information regarding Andy. There were great pictures and articles as well as interesting articles about the other cast members in the show. worth the time and money

Thank Judy P
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