Andy Griffith Museum, Mount Airy

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Stop by and say howdy to one of American television's icons at Andy Griffith Museum. Although the famous actor was known for his work on TV, he was also a producer and a singer. Inside the museum, you'll find the largest collection of Andy Griffith memorabilia in the world, including television props and items from Griffith's own collection. The attraction is a labor of love by Griffith's friend Emmett Forrest, who established the museum with his donation of memorabilia. Forrest was a lifelong friend of Griffith's, and he spent 25 years planning for the attraction's 2009 opening. Take a look at our Mount Airy online route builder to schedule your visit to Andy Griffith Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Must stop for Andy fans. Lots of new things since I last was in area a few years back. Also had a good little exhibit on Betty Lynn and Eng and Chang, the Siamese twins who settled in Mt Airy. Good ph...  more »
  • As long time Andy fans, we had to visit his museum. I found it very interesting to learn about him, his early life in Mt Airy, his celebrity life as well as his love of Dare County. I also enjoyed lea...  more »
  • I suppose there isn't much you can do with a museum dedicated to a TV show. The items on display were interesting and I was happy to support their efforts in honoring the show and Andy Griffith. They ...  more »
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  • We really enjoyed our visit here. Staff were friendly. The exhibits and displays were great. Will come back again one day because we were pretty late in the day and had to rush some.
  • This place is in transition, and we look forward to returning. Right now the staff has the unfortunate job of convincing you that a few exhibits packed into a foyer and restroom vestibules is a 'museum'. The displays are fragmented between two buildings, and there is no flow whatever. In the gardens between the buildings are a plethora of confused guests who missed the rattled off instructions from the tired staff. The main building is being renovated, and a large private collection is being added. I expect this place to be a show piece soon, and hope to return. It was still a fun stop, and worth stopping in. They weren't charging that day, and I suspect that is the case on all days until they get back into their building.
  • Nice staff, a good bit to see! The museum is undergoing renovations currently, which sort of undermines the experience, but the curator said it'd be done by July! All-in-all, a good stop, especially if your a fan of Andy.
  • Not bad but the museum is being remodeled in all the items are scattered throughout the building. Andy Griffith fans will love it
  • If you loved the show you'll love this! Lots of pics & info & pieces from the show. Definitely a tourist spot. Some of the museum was closed for renovations but still has a lot of photo opportunities.

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