• Groups have many different options to see any show or get a personalized or behind the scenes tour of the Andy Griffith Playhouse, Museum, or Gardens.

    Contact us at 336.786.7998 or email or for help in determining the best options or itinerary for you group.

    For information about Step-On Guides, restaurants, lodging, and other area attractions, please see the Mount Airy Visitors Center website at

  • Groups are also welcomed at the Andy Griffith Museum. To ensure the best experience for our visitors, groups of ten or more should be arranged in advance. Call Heather or Tanya in the Surry Arts Council office at 336.786.7998 to arrange an itinerary for your group. You may also email or

    Self-guided tours usually take 1-2 hours. There is a lot of information at audio-visual stations as well as an audio guide with hours of museum and exhibit enhancements.

    Admission to the Historic Earle Theatre is included in the Andy Griffith Museum admission price. The Earle can take an additional hour or more if guests take advantage of the self-guided audio tour, the Surry County Music documentary hosted by David Holt, and the instructional old-time dance audio-visual station.

    Numerous enhancements can be added to your group experience including:

      - Andy Griffith Playhouse Backstage tours
      - Siamese Twins Exhibit overview
      - Guided Museum Tour
      - Old-Time Dance instruction
      - Lectures by Neal Brower on The Andy Griffith Show
      - Visit with Betty Lynn on 3rd Fridays
      - Garden Tour and talk with Master Gardener
      - Participation in concerts at the Historic Earle Theatre, theater in the Andy Griffith Playhouse, or Blackmon Amphitheatre
      - And more!