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The Andy Griffith Museum

218 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-4662
+1 336-786-7998
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Great Little Museum

This museum was great. It had pictures, videos and props from the entire life of Andy... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Ernest R
Back to Mayberry when...

The museum is a wonderfully nostalgic trip through Andy Griffith's life and his TV shows and... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2016
DeBary, Florida
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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218 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-4662
+1 336-786-7998
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

This museum was great. It had pictures, videos and props from the entire life of Andy. Memorabilia from his early days until late in his career were on display as well as Barney's and Otis's suits. Included in the admission is a tour of the...More

1  Thank Ernest R
Reviewed 31 December 2016

The museum is a wonderfully nostalgic trip through Andy Griffith's life and his TV shows and movies. It includes original costumes and some of the furniture from The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock. The building includes posters and memorabilia from several of his movies. All...More

Thank garyrekstad
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Just happened to detour off highway for a bite to eat and a coffee, when we found this little gem. As someone born in late 50s I used to watch the Andy Griffith Show all the time. Lots of memorabilia to look at and was...More

Thank bustergiz
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Small and not too much to it. If you are a Mayberry fan check it out. Nothing that would "wow" you if not a series fan.

Thank summerfield4
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

So much to see and learn at the Andy Griffith museum. If you are a fan , this is a must see! Enjoyed seeing all the costumes from the Andy Griffith show and from his movies.

Thank jhudgins57
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing! An honor to see such a collection of memorabilia and props from television and movies.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 26 November 2016

I went during Mayberry Days so it was a little busy and they had several groups to deal with but it still was well run and went smoothly and quickly. Ther is a small admission fee to support the museum and they have hats and...More

Thank Roderick A
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I am a huge fan of the show and of Andy himself but this museum was definitely not what I was expecting. It is very small, one room. It's mainly just newspaper articles and such thrown up on the walls. You do get to sit...More

Thank heytayj
Reviewed 16 November 2016

The Andy Griffith Museum gives the visitor a lot of history on Andy's life growing up in Mount Airy and his acting career. It's well laid out and easy to see everything on your own. There's an optional audio tour you can purchase also.

Thank KsBug79
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Truly can feel the genuine southern hospitality from the show! From walking around in the museum to the statue outside - the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains - it has it all!

Thank SellingMayberry
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Frances F
24 June 2017|
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Response from Abigail L | Property representative |
Only certified medical assistance animals are allowed in the museum.
Janette L
29 May 2017|
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Response from Ron H | Reviewed this property |
They did not know at the time of our visit when they would be done. I suggest you call the museum before your visit.