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The Andy Griffith Museum

218 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-4662
+1 336-786-7998
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My bride really wanted to go and how could anyone say no. While the museum itself is not very large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bangor, pa
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Lots of items from "Mayberry"

This museum had many items from the show, Mayberry, and from Andy's life/career. Enjoyed casually... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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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218 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-4662
+1 336-786-7998
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My bride really wanted to go and how could anyone say no. While the museum itself is not very large it is full of wonderful pieces of Andy's history. This is not all about Mayberry but his career from movies, TV and music. Fans of...More

Thank bangorpaguy
Abigail L, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at The Andy Griffith Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your support. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. Please come back and visit again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum had many items from the show, Mayberry, and from Andy's life/career. Enjoyed casually strolling through & learning some tidbits about the show & the actors.

Thank SpaGirlLMT06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured the museum and other exhibits. The staff was very knowledgeable and nice. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Easy free parking across the street.

Thank 262patriciaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed learning more about the wonderful man Andy Griffith. I expected more Andy Griffith relics so personally I was somewhat disappointed, but it isn't called the "Andy Griffith Show" museum. It was a small place but we enjoyed our visit.

Thank Becky S
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Great museum that they have updated since I was last there. So much to see and learn about Andy, Barney, Goober, Gomer, Aunt Bea, Otis, etc. Give yourself about an hour and 1/2 to see this.

Thank Gary F
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Andy Griffith and his friends donated memorabilia to the museum. However, it also incorporates a history of the town. The museum was recently remodeled and upgraded and is a first class facility. Adjoining is a theater [it was sold out] and we did not get...More

1  Thank robert_whittaker
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I can’t recommend this place enough! I spent an hour and a half there and could have spent 2 more reading all of the info boards! The museum is well designed and very professional and has actual items from Andy’s life. There was also an...More

Thank Frankie28405
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

As a rabid fan, I just had to visit. It's a little smaller than I would have liked, but well kept up and the staff was great! I got to meet my childhood crush, Betty Lynn. She was gracious enough to say a few words...More

Thank ferrisblack
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

It was nice, fun, good people but honestly takes less then an hour and was expensive given how small it was. If you’re here for the whole Andy Griffith experience it is a must do but the filling station and courthouse is better if you’re...More

Thank rawband
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Nice contribute to Andy Griffith. Kid friendly, handycap accessibly. Lots to learn here about Andy Griffith. Restroom available as you go in. Beautiful statue in front of building. Had a nice time watching clips of the Andy Griffith show also. Easy to find location

Thank M1849IAtammyc
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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
30 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.