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The Andy Griffith Museum

218 Rockford St, Mount Airy, NC 27030-4662
+1 336-786-7998
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Museum is one mid sized room with some photos, a few clothing displays, and a prop or 2. I've been... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2017
Robin T
Newark, Delaware
Once was enough

Was disappointed in this. Everything in there except a couple outfits is material that you can read... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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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 18 February 2017

Museum is one mid sized room with some photos, a few clothing displays, and a prop or 2. I've been to lots of museums. This one is on the lame and boring side. I usually read everything ... but did not here. I only stayed...More

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Was disappointed in this. Everything in there except a couple outfits is material that you can read on the internet. I would not go back to this.

Thank cthom54
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We learned quite a bit about Andy. There was a lot that we did not know. He was remarkably accomplished. There is a great deal of reading required in the museum. I came away with a greater appreciation of Andy's life.

Thank med5566
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Visiting here with friends and looked over the life of Andy Griffith. Was ok overall, but not a very large museum. Learned a fair amount about the characters of the show and how they met. Certainly the town is very proud of their history and...More

Thank eilertsson
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The size was small, but it was packed with old photos and tapes from the show as well as Andy in his younger years as a commedian

Thank drlserv
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

A smaller museum that takes less than 2 hours to see we everything, but if you a fan of the Andy Griffith TV series this place is fun to visit and the nearby restaurants, shops, and winery make this a great day trip destination from...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Wholesome place, with lots of feel good about it. You can't go wrong here. Fun for all ages and a real throwback to yesteryear.

Thank Scott K
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 20 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
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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.