The Andy Griffith Museum, Mount Airy

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Stop by and say howdy to one of American television's icons at The 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 The Andy Griffith Museum and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • The Andy Griffith Museum is a place where nostalgia flourishes. It is a reminder of everything that was small town America. For a little while, a visitor can forget all today's strife and step-back in time to a calmer, gentler world. Great for Baby Boomers who grew-up with the show.
  • A wonderful venue to showcase some local and not so local talent. Always enjoy attending a performance here.
  • I loved it! I'm a huge Andy Griffith fan. I plan on coming back and bringing my friend. There was so much to see! I had a great time!
  • For me, this as a place to visit. Okay telling my age, watch Andy Griffith growing up. The museum is about the people of the show. Still watch reruns. The museum is one room area. Covers just what it is, the TV show. All about the Andy Griffith show. For older adults, who watched, will bring back memories. For children, if they don't know about the show, then their will be little interest. Don't forget to see the Chang and Eng gallery. Know who they were, but the added history and connection to Mt. Airy.
  • Beautiful place to visit. So many friendly people. We just love Betty Lynn. The museum also reminds you of a happier time.

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