Mount Airy Museum of Regional History

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The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting the natural, historic and artistic heritage of the back country region of northwestern North Carolina and southwest Virginia. A 100-foot mural of the surrounding mountains is located in the main gallery and will the stage for your tour. Exhibits provide a trip back in time, from the natural history to the world's largest open-face granite quarry, a stop at an authentic reproduction of a log cabin; a turn-of-the-century general store; a train room where a 70-foot scale model train exhibit is nearing completion; a gallery on fire fighters that includes a 1916, 1926 and 1946 fire truck, all used by the City of Mount Airy. Second floor exhibits focus on the early 1900s and changing exhibits. A visit to the observation room, located on the fourth floor of the clock tower, provides an awesome view of surrounding mountains. The Museum Gift Shoppe, located in the Main Gallery, has gift items related to exhibits, plus local and regional history books are for sale.Hours are Tue-Fri, 10 am-4 pm and Sat, 10 am-2 pm. A small admission fee is charged.

301 N. Main St.
Mount Airy, NC 27030
Phone: (336)786-4478
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Attractions and Upcoming Events

Snappy Lunch

Snappy Lunch was mentioned on the Andy Griffith Show and Andy ate here as a young boy. Snappy Lunch is Mount Airy's oldest restaurant, circa 1923. Oprah Winfrey and the Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno have been visitors. The Snappy Lunch was featured in the November 1998 issue of Gourmet.

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The Thomas House

Thomas House Bed & Breakfast is located in the Historic Distric on Main Street one block from the Visitors Center and within walking distance of Snappy Lunch, Floyd’s City Barber Shop and the Andy Griffith Playhouse.The Thomas House was built in 1865

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Mayberry Motor Inn

Andy Griffith fans are in for a real treat when they stay at the Mayberry Motor Inn, located along Highway 52 Bypass. Inn keeper, Alma Venable, shares her Andy Griffith memorabilia collection in Aunt Bea's Room. Ima went to the real estate sale of "Aunt Bea"

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Floyd's City Barber Shop

Floyd's City Barber Shop is a real-life barber shop. Owner Russell Hiatt used to cut Andy Griffith's hair. Russell has a "Wall of Fame" in the shop. It contains more than 20,000 pictures of visitors--and counting such as Oprah Winfrey and "The Incredible Hulk"

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Andy's Homeplace

Come spend the night at Andy's Homeplace located at 711

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