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“Andy Griffin Museum”

The Andy Griffith Museum
Ranked #10 of 35 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 July 8, 2013

Was awesome to see all the pictures and things that were used on the set of the show!! The price to visit the museum was very affordable for a family...was pretting surprised!

1  Thank Jennifer D
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

We've visited Mt. Airy many times, but never took the time to stop in at the museum before. There is a minimal charge for entry, but there is a ton of memorabilia from all of the shows and movies which Andy was involved in, as well as lots of stuff from the original Andy Griffith Show including props, the doors from his Mayberry office and Don Knotts' suits worn when dating Thelma Lou. We had a great time seeing everything, and it was well worth the time and minimal entry charge.

1  Thank sittingonready
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We came to this area for the soul purpose of visiting this Museum and other attractions related to Andy Griffith. We were fortunate enough to meet an extremely nice gentleman who gave us a lot of information about Andy and his childhood. We were pleasantly surprised to find his childhood home is available to rent. We intend to check out the area again and perhaps stay in the home where he grew up? We are long time Andy Griffith fans!

1  Thank KissItGoodby
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

Very nice staff. We opted for the audio tour. We were able to get much more out of the museum by hearing the audio tour. Lots of Andy memorabilia--very interesting. Not extremely exciting for little children. My 13 year old was interested, but my 3 year old was not.

Thank Ashley C
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We grew up on Andy Griffith so were really looking forward to this trip.
When you get there for an extra 2 bucks you will get a nifty little device that plays back audio recordings of different things around the museum.
Well the quality of the recording was terrible, very unpleasant and not all that helpful because of it.
Don't get me wrong, it is well worth the trip as the memorabilia was fantastic!
Get the regular admission price of 3 bucks a person and browse away, you will have a blast...

3  Thank ScubaRock
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