Location

218 Rockford Street
Mount Airy, North Carolina 27030


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Admission

$6 per person
$2 Audio Guide
(plus tax)

 

Contact Us

Phone: 336.786.1604
Email: arts@surryarts.org

 

PHOTOGRAPHS and HISTORY

The Andy Griffith museum opened on September 26, 2009 with an official ribbon cutting during the 20th celebration of Mayberry Days. The items on display have been collected over nearly a lifetime by Emmett Forrest, who grew up in Mount Airy with Andy Griffith.

The collection has been on display in Mount Airy for many years. At its three previous locations it was been enjoyed and appreciated by thousands of people who come to Mount Airy to see Andy's hometown and all it has to offer. The collection now has a permanent home in the Andy Griffith Museum where it will continue to be admired by everyone who see it.

Each visit to the Andy Griffith Museum will be different as new items are added to the collection. Some of Emmett Forrest's favorite items include actual props used on The Andy Griffith Show that were given to him by Andy Griffith personally, including the signs from the Mayberry Courthouse doors and a suit worn by Andy as Ben Matlock.

The collection also includes personal items given to Emmett Forrest by other cast members of The Andy Griffith Show as well as friends and associates of Andy Griffith. Also on display are items from Don Knotts (Barney Fife), Maggie Peterson (Charlene Darling), Betty Lynn (Thelma Lou), Earle Hagen (musical director), Hal Smith (Otis Campbell), George Lindsey (Goober) and Jean Carson (Daphne The Fun Girl).

Browse through the photo galleries below to see the various events and special guests who have visited the musuem over the years.

 

 

 

Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sundays
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
October 24, 2007
Previous location in the Andy Griffith Playhouse

 


Ground Breaking Ceremony
September 27, 2008
During 19th Annual Mayberry Days

 


Building Under Construction
April - September 2009

 


Move In Day
September 23, 2009

 


Museum Opening Ceremony
September 26, 2009
During 20th Annual Mayberry Days Festival

 


Museum Exterior Photos
December 8, 2009

 


Museum Interior Photos
December 8, 2009

 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
July 20, 2010

 


George Lindsey Suit Unveiling
August 27, 2010

 


CNN Visits Museum
May 10, 2011

 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
December 16, 2011

 

 



New Food & Restaurant Display
March 31, 2012

 


NC Congressional Representatives visit Museum
April 3, 2012

 



Nancy Stafford at the Museum
July 11, 2012

 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
August 17, 2012

 


Donna Douglas and Betty Lynn (Elly May and Thelma Lou) at the Museum
August 1, 2013

 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
August 16, 2013

 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
March 21, 2014

 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
May 16, 2014

 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
July 18, 2014
 


Betty Lynn Birthday Celebration
August 15, 2014
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
February 20, 2015
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
April 17, 2015
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
May 15, 2015
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
July 17, 2015
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
August 21, 2015
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
September 18, 2015
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
October 16, 2015
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
February 19, 2016
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
March 18, 2016
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
April 15, 2016
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
May 20, 2016
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
July 15, 2016
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
August 19, 2016
 


Betty Lynn at the Museum
October 21, 2016


Betty Lynn at the Museum
January 20, 2017
 

 

Photos by Hobart Jones & Kenny Hooker

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