218 Rockford Street
Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030

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$5 with Audio Guide


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Phone: 336.786.1604
Email: arts@surryarts.org



Meet Thelma Lou

Betty Lynn, the actress who portrayed Barney Fife's one true love Thelma Lou, is scheduled to  visit the Andy Griffith Museum on the third Friday of the month from 12:30-3:30 p.m. She will have autographed 8x10 photos available ($10) and would love to visit with you!

Please check the museum Facebook page for current updates on her appearances. Schedule dates include:

August 15, 2014

September 19, 2014



Professor Brower's Lecture Series

Neal Brower continues his lecture series in 2014 at the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre. The lecture is free with paid admission. Professor Brower will share his knowledge and insight of an episode with background stories from the writers, directors and cast members.

Neal Brower is the author of Mayberry 101 and taught "The Andy Griffith Show: An Indepth Study" at Community Colleges throughout North Carolina for many years. The Andy Griffith Museum is pleased to host his lectures again in 2014.

The lectures are held on the following Saturdays at 2:00 pm (except where noted) in the Andy Griffith Museum Theatre:

July 12, 2014 Back to Nature
August 9, 2014 The Songfesters

Thursdays at the Museum

Guided tours with Terri Forrest, daughter of Emmett Forrest, Andy Griffith's lifelong friend and museum collector. Come meet Terri Forrest and stories about her father growing up with Andy Griffith in Mount Airy as she walks you through her father's collection devoted to the life and career of Andy Griffith.



  • Neal Brower Lecture Series, April-August, 2013
  • Donna Douglas "Elly May Clampett" visit, August 1, 2013
  • Our State magazine tour of the musuem, June 22, 2013
  • Neal Brower Lecture Series, April-June 2010
  • George Lindsey Suit Unveiling, August 27, 2010
  • George Lindsey's Goober Beanie donation, September 23, 2010 during Mayberry Days ( Press Release )
  • Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show, October 3, 2010
  • CNN Visits the Andy Griffith Museum, May 10, 2011
  • Andy Griffith Museum becomes WiFi Hotspot, August 2011
  • Congressional Representatives Howard Coble and Virginia Foxx visit, April 3, 2012
  • Andy Griffith Museum hosts a Tribute to George Lindsey in his memory, May 12, 2012
  • Nancy Stafford, costar on Matlock visit, July 11, 2012 
  • Neal Brower Lecture Series, November 2011-August 2012



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1:30 p.m. - 4:30


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